Jul 132014
 
Henry Ellenson

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Talented power forward Henry Ellenson received a scholarship offer from Kentucky on Sunday.

Ellenson — a 6–foot-10 prospect from Rice Lake, Wis. — is considered the No. 7 overall player in the class of 2015 by Scout.com. He is one of the fastest-rising players in the class, moving up 55 spots in the latest rankings update.

His father confirmed the UK scholarship offer.

“A very exciting day and Henry is very honored,” John Ellenson told the Herald-Leader.

Ellenson participated in the LeBron James Skills Academy over the weekend, an event that was attended by Coach John Calipari and UK assistant Kenny Payne.

Duke, North Carolina, UCLA and Wisconsin are among the major programs that have offered Ellenson. His older brother Wally recently transferred from Minnesota to Marquette, and that move is expected to have an impact on Henry Ellenson’s recruitment.

Ellenson is the 11th uncommitted player from the class of 2015 with a scholarship offer from UK. Seven of those 11 are post players.

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  7 Responses to “Wisconsin post player Henry Ellenson earns UK offer”

  1. Marquette IS a major program and that is the way he is currently leaning. In the past four years Marquette has been to the Sweet 16 twice and Elite Eight once. They also went to the Final Four in 2003. Don’t act like Wisconsin is a “major” program and Marquette isn’t. From a traditional standpoint, it’s not even close.

  2. A class of Matthews, Newman, Stone, Diallo and one of Jones/Bragg/Brown would be great.

  3. lol @ Marquette fans not being able to understand that Wisconsin is the premier university in the state….both in basketball and academically.

  4. Most of us from Rice Lake hope he becomes aBadger

  5. Marquette fans know that UW-madison is a very good school, but they also realize that Marquette is a fantastic undergraduate school and that is what these kids are going for, an undergraduate education, not a research institution. They also understand that Marquette is a trampoline to the NBA, while UW-madison seems to want to end the kids basketball career in Madison with very few exceptions, especially under Bo.

  6. Kind of ironic to have Kentucky site not include Marquette as a major program when Marquette has knocked Kentucky out of the NCAA tournament more than any other school that has faced Kentucky in their history. Marquette owns a 6 to 4 advantage over Kentucky in the NCAAs, including 3 straight in the last 15 years.

  7. Ellenson should go where he feels most comfortable and if that is where his brother is then go there.

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