Henry Ellenson

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Henry Ellenson
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Ellenson at the 2015 McDonald's All-American Boys Game with a broken hand.
No. 8 – Detroit Pistons
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1997-01-13) January 13, 1997 (age 21)
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Rice Lake (Rice Lake, Wisconsin)
College Marquette (2015–2016)
NBA draft 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–present Detroit Pistons
2016–2017Grand Rapids Drive
Career highlights and awards

Henry Ellenson (born January 13, 1997[1]) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball for Marquette[2][3][4] before being drafted 18th overall by the Pistons in the 2016 NBA draft.

High school career[edit]

Ellenson played basketball at Rice Lake High School, where he also competed in track and field (high jump and discus).[1] In August 2014, he was a member of the United States' National Team at the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship in Dubai, scoring 21 points in the quarterfinal game with China.[5][6]

As a freshman in 2011–12, Ellenson averaged 12.0 ppg., 7.0 rpg., 1.5 apg. and 1.5 bpg. As a sophomore in 2012–13, Ellenson averaged 21.5 ppg., 11.8 rpg., 3.5 apg. and 1.8 bpg.[1]

Career highlights and awards[edit]

  • Ellenson scored a career-high 48 points against Minnetonka High School on 12/6/14
  • Ellenson has won multiple Battle Royales
  • 2014-2015 Wisconsin Young Democrats Vice Chairman
  • 2013 MaxPreps Sophomore All-America honorable mention
  • 2013 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 2 All-State first team
  • 2013 Associated Press All-State second team
  • 2013 Eau Claire Leader-Telegram Northwest Wisconsin Player of the Year, first sophomore to win the award
  • 2013 Eau Claire Leader-Telegram All-Northwest first team
  • 2013 St. Paul Pioneer Press East Metro Player of the Year
  • 2013 Big Rivers Conference Player of the Year and All-Big Rivers first team
  • 2012 All-Big Rivers Conference

College career[edit]

During his only season at Marquette, Ellenson averaged a near-double-double with 17 points and 9.7 rebounds per game, with 1.8 assists and 1.5 blocks in 33.5 minutes of action over 33 games. As a result, he earned All-Big East First Team, Big East All-Freshmen Team, and Big East Freshman of the Year honors.[7]

On April 5, 2016, Ellenson declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.[8]

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Pistons (2016–present)[edit]

On June 23, 2016, Ellenson was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 18th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.[9] On July 19, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Pistons.[10] On October 26, he made his professional debut in a 109–91 loss to the Toronto Raptors, recording two rebounds in two minutes off the bench.[11] During his rookie season, Ellenson has had multiple assignments with the Grand Rapids Drive, the Pistons' D-League affiliate.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Detroit 19 2 7.7 .359 .294 .500 2.2 .4 .1 .1 3.2
2017–18 Detroit 38 0 8.7 .363 .333 .862 2.1 .5 .1 .0 4.0
Career 57 2 8.3 .362 .319 .784 2.1 .5 .1 .0 3.7

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Marquette 33 33 33.5 .446 .288 .749 9.7 1.8 .8 1.5 17.0

Personal life[edit]

The son of John and Holly Ellenson, he has two brothers and one sister. His father played two seasons (1986-88) of basketball at Marquette while his brother, Wally, was a member of the men's basketball and track & field teams there and currently plays professional Basketball for the St. John's Edge in The National Basketball League (NBL Canada)[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Henry Ellenson". USA Basketball. NBA Media Ventures. August 18, 2014. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  2. ^ Hunt, Michael (October 9, 2014). "Golden Eagles land top-10 basketball recruit Henry Ellenson". Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Journal Sentinel. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  3. ^ Gruman, Andrew (November 12, 2014). "Marquette top recruit Ellenson wants to make 'big statement right away'". FOX Sports Wisconsin. Fox Sports Interactive Media. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Henry Ellenson - Basketball Recruiting Player Profiles". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "Henry Ellenson leads US to FIBA U17 World Championship semifinals". FOX News. Associated Press. August 14, 2014. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "2014 USA Basketball Junior National Team Mini-Camp Roster". USA Basketball. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  7. ^ "Four Named Unanimously to MBB All-BIG EAST First Team". Big East Conference. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  8. ^ Velazquez, Matt (April 5, 2016). "Henry Ellenson officially declares for the NBA draft and will sign agent". JSOnline.com. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  9. ^ "Detroit Pistons Select Henry Ellenson with the 18th Pick in the 2016 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 24, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  10. ^ "Detroit Pistons Sign First-Round Pick Henry Ellenson". NBA.com. July 19, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "DeRozan's 40 leads Raptors to 109-91 win over Pistons". ESPN.com. October 26, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  12. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  13. ^ "Henry Ellenson Bio". GoMarquette.com. Retrieved December 11, 2016.

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