Henry Ellenson to Marquette

Henry Ellenson, the 6-foot-10 Rice Lake (WI) power forward, has committed to Marquette following his recent visit to the Big East school, according to ESPN’s Reggie Rankin.

Ranked the No. 4 power forward in the Class of 2015 by the 247Sports Composite ranking, Ellenson is the highest-ranked prep player to commit to Marquette since Doc Rivers, according to Mark Miller.

“I felt Marquette was a place where I could make an immediate impact,” he told Rankin. “I feel that I will have an opportunity to play multiple positions and show my versatility. Also, I was the most comfortable with the coaching staff and a chance to play with my brother was something that was always big to me.”

Wally Ellenson, a junior guard and Henry’s older brother, is on the Marquette roster after transferring from Minnesota. To read more of this story, click here

Ellenson Enjoys Marquette, Kentucky Up Next

Henry Ellenson, the 6-foot-10 Rice Lake (WI) power forward, enjoyed his recent visit to Marquette, and they remain the overwhelming favorite to land him, according to sources and the 247Sports Crystal Ball, which has 77 percent of analysts picking the Golden Eagles.

““It was good,” Ellenson told Evan Daniels of Scout.com. “It was just nice to go down and visit campus. I’d been there before. But just go on my own and just talk to the coaches and see the blueprint they have for me. It was good.”

Wally Ellenson, a junior guard and Henry’s older brother, is on the Marquette roster after transferring from Minnesota.

“It helps,” Henry said. “It’s another bonus for sure. It’s nice because you get the insight he has. You get to hear what he has to say. If they are saying something you can see if it’s true. It’s really helpful.” To read more of this story, click here

Gabe Levin to Marquette

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Marquette and first-year head coach Steve Wojciechowski landed a key commitment from Loyola Marymount transfer Gabe Levin on Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-7 native of Oak Park, Illinois chose the Golden Eagles over Northwestern and Notre Dame. Levin visited all three schools before making his decision.

Levin averaged 11.1 points and 7.1 rebounds last season as a freshman for the Lions, earning All-West Coast Conference freshman team honors as a result.

At the end of a 13-19 season, the school decided not to renew the contract of head coach Max Good. On March 12, LMU hired former St. John’s assistant and one-time Charlotte Bobcats head coach Mike Dunlap. Less than two months later, Levin announced his intentions to transfer.

Levin will sit out next season and will have three years of eligibility beginning with the 2015-16 season.

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Noskowiak Recruiting Ellenson to Marquette

By MATT JESSEN-HOWARD

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Nick Noskowiak, a 6-foot-2 point guard from 2015 Sun Prairie (WI)/Playground Elite, committed to Marquette during the spring of his sophomore year, before Marquette even had a player committed from the 2014 class.

At the time, Buzz Williams was the head coach of the Golden Eagles. He had been recruiting the true point guard for a long time, and Williams’s staff and Nowkowiak had built what seemed to be an unbreakable bond.

“The reason why I committed to Marquette in the first place was because of Buzz,” Noskowiak told SNY.tv in an exclusive interview at EYBL Session 4. “I really like a lot of other things about Marquette, but he was the main reason.” To read more of this story, click here

After Marquette Decommitment, Shayok Considering Several Options

NEW YORK -- After decommitting from Marquette in the wake of the coaching change, Marial Shayok is considering several options going forward.

“I’m still considering Marquette, still trying to see how I feel about the new coach. Virginia, Indiana and I’m getting some interest from Florida and Michigan,” the 6-foot-7 Shayok told SNY.tv after going for 12 points as the Away team lost to the Home team, 102-99, in the Jordan Regional Game at Barclays Center.

Shayok, out of Blair (N.J.) Academy and the CIA Bounce AAU outfit, has no visits planned, but hopes to decide soon. The late signing period runs April 16-May 21. To read more of this story, click here

Ahmed Hill Decommits from Marquette

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By JACK LeGWIN

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Ahmed Hill has decommitted from Marquette, and has reopened his recruitment.

The No. 60 ranked player in the class of 2014 by 247Sports put out a tweet with a note explaining the reasoning behind his decision to decommit from Marquette.

Hill previously held offers from Marquette, Missouri, Clemson, UConn, Florida, Florida State, UGA, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Indiana, Miami, BlYdG7ICQAAxkDhMississippi State, N.C. State, Ole Miss, Texas, Villanova, Virginia Tech, VCU, Tennessee and South Carolina before he pulled the trigger for Marquette.

Blair (N.J.) Academy wing Marial Shayok also decommitted from Marquette and remains open.

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Marial Shayok Gets Release From Marquette, Holds Offers

Blair Academy wing Marial Shayok has received his release from Marquette and holds offers from several schools.

The 6-foot-6 Canadian wing received an offer from Indiana on Thursday, Blair coach Joe Mantegna Tweeted.

Shayok also holds offers from Rutgers, Virginia, Michigan and Marquette, Mantegna told SNY.tv. But Makur Shayok, Marial’s father, told SNY.tv that no schools had reached out directly to him or his son. To read more of this story, click here