One of the top recruits in the 2015 basketball recruiting named his top three on Wednesday and unfortunately for the Wisconsin Badgers and their fans, Rice Lake power forward Henry Ellenson left out Bo Ryan’s squad. The Kentucky Wildcats, Michigan State Spartans and Marquette Golden Eagles all made the cut for the five-star recruit.
It’s shame that the Badgers, who were hot on Ellenson during most of the summer, could not make the cut. Ellenson, who is 6-10, 230-pounds, reminds me a lot of Frank Kaminsky. He can score both inside and outside and would be a very nice fit into Bo Ryan’s offense. Not to mention he would be able to fill Kaminsky’s spot nicely once Frank the Tank leaves Madison after the 2014-15 season.
Ellenson averaged 27.5 points per game and 13.1 rebounds for Rice Lake last year as a junior. During the summer, Ellenson was the leading scorer on his Playground Elite team in the EYBL, averaging 18 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.
According to 247Sports.com, the Crystal Ball on Ellenson is heavy on Marquette with 77% of the predictions for the Golden Eagles. Now a big part of that might have to do with Ellenson’s older brother Wally transfering to Marquette from Minnesota. Whether that gives Marquette the upper hand is yet to be known, but it certainly does not hurt.
Ellenson is a bona-fide top 10 recruit in the country and arguably one of the best recruits in the state of Wisconsin. Newly-hired Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski is looking to make a big splash in the recruiting game right away. Landing Ellenson would give the Golden Eagles one of the best recruiting classes in the nation for 2015.