Recruitment is steady for Ellenson
Five-star prospect Henry Ellenson has had arguably the best spring and summer of any prospect in the country. Now that he is in excellent shape his high level talent and versatility are shining through and colleges are lining up in hopes of securing his college commitment. At USA Basketball, Ellenson was one of the steadiest players all camp long and said it was big to have an invitation to the prestigious tryouts. “It is an honor to be here and put the USA on your chest,” said Ellenson. “It is a lot of fun to play against the best competition. That is why you play, to compete against the best, so it is a huge honor.” Recruiting wise schools such as Marquette, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Duke, North Carolina, and Kentucky are all involved with Ellenson. One school that now has a major connection is Marquette. The Golden Eagles landed his older brother, Wally Ellenson, on a transfer from Minnesota, and that gives them some added familiarity. “It for sure gives me a lot of comfort with Marquette,” said Ellenson. “He is my brother, so that provides comfort. That is something for sure to think about with Marquette.” Also Ellenson has a lot of familiarity with the in-state Wisconsin Badgers who have shown him a lot of attention throughout the process. “Wisconsin obviously has a great tradition of winning in the tournament,” said Ellenson. “Also it is the biggest state school so a lot of kids at home are telling me to go to Wisconsin. I talk to Coach Bo Ryan and Coach (Greg) Gard a lot, and we have a good relationship.” For now Ellenson will take things at a slow pace with his recruitment before making some visits and coming to a final decision. “I don’t know which schools I will visit,” said Ellenson. “I am just not quite sure, my family and I still have to talk about that.” When he does go on the visits, Ellenson says that he does know what will be important to him in choosing a school. “I will just look at each situation especially the coaching staff,” explained Ellenson. “That is probably the biggest thing. Also playing style, I want to go to a place that allows their big guys to be versatile and play inside and out. The last thing would be development for the next level. My dream is to play in the NBA, so that is something to think about.” Currently Ellenson is considered the No. 7 overall prospect in the class of 2015.
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