Henry Ellenson declares for NBA Draft

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Marquette freshman power forward Henry Ellenson has declared for the NBA Draft and will hire an agent, according to a post on his Instagram.

 

I, officially announce that I will be entering the NBA Draft, and hiring an Agent. This has been my dream ever since I fell in love with the game growing up in Rice Lake. Without the love and support of my Mom, Dad, brothers-Wally and Ellwood, and sister, Ella, this opportunity would not be possible. I want to thank Coach Wojo and the rest of the coaching staff at Marquette for the help they have given me to grow as a player and as a person. I would also like to thank President Dr. Lovell, Athletic Director, Dr. Scholl, Academic Advisors, Adrienne, Katie, and Meryl, Strength Coach Todd, Trainer Yoder, and the office personnel and managers for all their support. In addition, I want to thank my teammates for their trust and friendship we have built over this last year as a brotherhood; I know these bonds will last a lifetime. Furthermore, I would like to thank the fans for their unwavering support for the team throughout the season. Lastly, I will like to thank my entire family for continuing to inspire me to do great things, and letting me know there are no limits to what I can do.

A photo posted by Henry Ellenson (@henryellenson13) on Apr 5, 2016 at 2:28pm PDT

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A former five-star prospect and McDonald’s All-American, Ellenson committed to the Golden Eagles over offers from Michigan State and even Kentucky. He averaged 17 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 45 percent from the field and hitting the occasional three-pointer. Though Marquette missed out on the NCAA Tournament, he is sure to be a first-round pick due to his 6-foot-11, 245 pound frame as well as his scoring abilities and strong footwork.

The only real question mark regarding Ellenson is his defense, but he also just turned 19 years old. That can be fixed with coaching.

DraftExpress currently pegs him as a Top 10 pick while NBADraft.net has him as a mid-to-late first round selection, so stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Henry Ellenson’s path to the NBA!

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