Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson has decided to forego his remaining NCAA eligibility and declare for the 2016 NBA draft, reports Jeff Goodman of ESPN.
Ellenson averaged 17.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists while also shooting 28.8% from three-point range for the Golden Eagles. He was named the Big East Conference’s freshman of the year.
Ellenson did not see any action in the NCAA tournament as Marquette finished the year with a 20–13 record and did not contest a postseason.
The Rice Lake, Wis. native is projected as the No. 8 pick on the latest SI Mock Draft, where he would land with the Denver Nuggets. He stands tall at 6'11" with a 7'2" wingspan.
The NBA Combine will be held from May 11 to 15.
- Christopher Chavez