Marquette University Freshman Henry Ellenson named to Freshman All-America Team

Freshman forward Henry Ellenson of the Marquette University men’s basketball program was one of five players named to the United States Basketball Writers Association Freshman All-America Team, the organization announced Wednesday afternoon.

The 6'11", 245 pound freshman was named BIG EAST Freshman of the Year by unanimous selection on March 9 and has claimed several regional and national accolades already in 2015-16.

Ellenson was named All-BIG EAST First Team on March 6 and also claimed a spot on the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team (unanimous selection).  Ellenson was the first freshman on the first team since Carmelo Anthony of Syracuse in 2002-03 and his eight weekly league accolades in 2015-16 matched the third-best total (Troy Murphy, Notre Dame – 1998-99) in conference history.

Ellenson’s 2015-16 Honors

·         BIG EAST Freshman of the Year

·         All-BIG EAST First Team

·         BIG EAST All-Freshman Team

·         USBWA Freshman All-America Team

·         Sporting News All-Freshman All-American

·         USBWA All-District V Team

·         Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team

·         BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/15, 2/29, 3/6)

·         BIG EAST Honor Roll (11/16, 12/28)

·         Legends Classic MVP

·         Karl Malone Award Finalist

·         Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award Finalist

·         Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week (12/15, 1/26)

·         Marquette's all-time freshman scoring and rebounding leader (freshman leader in eight categories)

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