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Marquette commit Henry Ellenson makes Naismith Award semifinalist list

The highly touted big man is one of 10 high school stars to make the award's cut list.

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The 2015 Boy's High School Naismith Award semifinalist list was issued out on Wednesday afternoon. The list features 10 of the best high school hoops players in the country, and one of the Big East's best incoming recruits in the Class of 2015 is featured.

Henry Ellenson, a 5-star power forward from Rice Lake High School (Rice Lake, Wisconsin) earned the distinction of being a semifinalist for the prestigious award that has gone to notable basketball stars in the past, including Andrew Wiggins (2013), Kevin Love (2007), Dwight Howard (2004), LeBron James (2003), Kobe Bryant (1996) and Chris Webber (1991), among many others.

As our friends at Anonymous Eagle remind us, Ellenson is part of Marquette's boastful 2015 recruiting class, which includes Ellenson, Nick Noskowiak, Haanif Cheatham, and Matt Heldt, with the first three being found inside 247sports' Composite Top 80 list.

The Atlanta Tipoff Club is set to announce the finalists for the award on February 24, 2015, and will reveal the winner on March 12, 2015.

The full list of players on the semifinalist list can be found here:

Dwayne Bacon Oak Hill Academy Lakeland, Florida Florida State
Isaiah Briscoe Roselle Catholic High School Union, New Jersey Kentucky
Jaylen Brown Wheeler High School Alpharetta, Georgia Undeclared
Cheick Diallo Our Savior New American School Centereach, New York Undeclared
Henry Ellenson Rice Lake High School Rice Lake, Wisconsin Marquette
Chase Jeter Bishop Gorman High School Las Vegas, Nevada Duke
Malik Newman Callaway High School Jackson, Mississippi Undeclared
Ben Simmons Montverde Academy Melbourne, Australia LSU
Allonzo Trier Findlay Prep Seattle, Washington Arizona
Stephen Zimmerman Bishop Gorman High School Las Vegas, Nevada Undeclared