Marquette lands five-star forwardRivals.com Basketball Recruiting Analysis
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For a while now, Marquette has been considered the heavy favorite to land five-star forward Henry Ellenson. But being favored and closing a prospect are different things. Thursday morning, Ellenson shut the door on his recruitment.
|Henry Ellenson is a mobile forward.|
Sources close to Ellenson's recruitment confirmed to Rivals.com that the 6-foot-9 combo forward from Rice Lake (Wisc.)High committed and he is clearly a huge addition to Marquette's 2015 recruting class.
Possibly under ranked at No. 17 nationally, Ellenson is as skilled on the offensive end as any player in the country. Considered a slow footed face up five man earlier in his high school years, he has totally transformed his game while developing into an elite level recruit.
Yes, Ellenson still loves to face the basket and shoot jumpers. Yes, he can be a quit trigger happy when it comes to his shot selection but it is hard to blame him. Ellenson has a well developed mid range game, scores with either hand on an assortment of jump hook and up and under moves in the post and he can shoot past the three point stripe.
However, the most significant developments with Ellenson's game are his ability to put the ball on the floor and his mobility. Ellenson can create for himself in the open court and is the rare big man that can utilize a ball screen like a guard. While others can jump higher, Ellenson is highly mobile, changes directions well and he can run very well.
What it all adds up to is a player who should be capable of making an instant impact in Milwaukee.
Now that Ellenson is in the fold, the Golden Eagles have put together a strong recruiting class in Wojciechowski's first year on the job. In addition to Ellenson, they hold commitments from four-star guards Haanif Cheatham and Nick Noskowiak plus Rivals150 big man Matt Heldt.