Nov. 30, 2015
Freshman Henry Ellenson has been named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week and junior Luke Fischer was tabbed to the BIG EAST Honor Roll, the league office announced Monday afternoon.
The duo helped lead Marquette to a 3-0 week, including the championship at the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center after victories over Nov. 22/17 LSU (Nov. 23) and Arizona State (Nov. 24). The Golden Eagles also downed Jackson State 80-61 on Sunday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The weekly honor was the first for Ellenson, who is a candidate for the conference's freshman of the year award. The Rice Lake, Wisconsin native was named the most valuable player at the Legends Classic and in the three games last week averaged 16.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. He collected three double-doubles and combined to shoot 52.8 percent from the field.
Fischer earned a spot on the all-tournament team at the Legends Classic and chipped in 16.0 points and 7.3 boards per contest in the team's trio of outings last week. The Germantown, Wisconsin native was 60.0 percent (18-of-30) from the field and averaged 3.0 blocks per game.