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Marquette Basketball Recruiting: Henry Ellenson Named To McDonald's All-American Game Roster

For the first time this century, the Golden Eagles have an All-American as a signed recruit.

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On Wednesday evening, shortly before Marquette's game against Seton Hall, the McDonald's High School All-American Game announced the two rosters for the game. Included on the list was Rice Lake (WI) senior and Marquette signee Henry Ellenson. He becomes the fourth Marquette player to named to this game, and the first since Kerry Trotter in 1982. In fact, the first three players came all in a row, with Doc Rivers in 1980 and Walter Downing in 1981.

Ellenson, who is currently ranked #11 in 247 Sports' Composite rankings, will play for the East team, which includes 12 of the top 25 players in the Composite rankings, including #1 Ben Simmons and #2 Jaylen Brown. Listed at 6'10", Ellenson is one of the three tallest players on his team, including Whitefish Bay's Diamond Stone and Thomas Bryant from Huntington Prep (WV). The West team is loaded as well, with 10 guys in the Composite Top 25, but the highlight for Marquette/Big East fans is Jalen Brunson (ranked #19), who is signed to play for Villanova next fall. With 2 players signed for next season, the Big East trails just the ACC and the SEC, which each have four players on the All-American Game rosters. Nine of the players selected have not chosen a college for the 2015-16 season yet.

Marquette's other three signees for the fall of 2015 - Haanif Cheatham, Matt Heldt, and Nick Noskowiak - were all nominated for the All-American game as well, but they can only take 24 players.