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Marquette's Henry Ellenson wins BIG EAST Rookie of the Year

Ellenson joins Dominic James as the second Marquette BIG EAST Freshman of the Year in conference history.

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

A phenomenal freshman season has ended in hardware for Henry Ellenson, as Marquette Men's Basketball announced that Ellenson was the unanimous choice for the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year Award on Wednesday afternoon.

Ellenson, who, according to some, had the best freshman campaign from a BIG EAST player since Carmelo Anthony, holds nearly every single-season freshman record for Marquette basketball.

Ellenson finished the season third in the conference in scoring at 16.7 points per game, and led the conference in rebounding at 9.8 rebounds per game. He scored in double-digits in 30 of Marquette's 31 games.

DraftExpress currently has Ellenson going eighth overall in the 2016 NBA Draft. He is also a finalist for the Wayman Tisdale Award, given to the nation's best freshman.

Ellenson and the rest of the Golden Eagles are in action tonight as they take on the St. John's Red Storm in the second game of the night in the opening round of the BIG EAST Tournament.