Marquette Golden Eagles guard Wally Ellenson is, apparently, no longer a part of the team, per a report from Matt Velazquez.
According to a source, redshirt junior guard Wally Ellenson is no longer part of the Marquette men's basketball team. Story coming. #mubb— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) April 21, 2016
There are multiple layers to Wally Ellenson and Marquette. So let's start unpacking.
Firstly: Yes, Wally Ellenson is Henry Ellenson's brother.
Secondly: Wally transferred to Marquette from the University of Minnesota in Summer 2014 because he wanted to play basketball and also focus on track and field. Ellenson is a gifted high jumper, and he holds the Marquette record for such.
Thirdly: Marquette has been doing a lot of recruiting lately, even though they're out of 2016-17 scholarships. On the surface, this seems innocent. But Marquette blog Paint Touches did some connecting of the dots on Wednesday, and it looks like there is, at least a chance, Wally got squeezed out.
Ellenson will remain at the school for Track & Field.
Marquette’s Wally Ellenson no longer in men’s hoops program, will remain on scholarship w/track and field. Brother Henry left after one year— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 21, 2016