Wally Ellenson
Wally  Ellenson


Rice Lake, Wis.

High School:
Rice Lake

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 210



Men's Basketball Postgame Notes

Postgame Notes


No. 13 Gophers Rout Lafayette 75-50

Reserves scored 42 points in the win


Men's Basketball Postgame Notes

Postgame Notes


Gophers Open 2012-13 Season Friday Against American

Game is Scheduled to Tip at 7:00 p.m. at Williams Arena


Gophers Conclude Exhibition Schedule Against SW Baptist

Minnesota Opened with a Win over Minnesota State


Gophers Top Islanders

The Gopher men's basketball team wrapped up non-conference play with a win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.


Gophers Rout Wofford

Minnesota opened the game on a 24-2 run en route to a win over Wofford.


Minnesota beats Northwestern

Minnesota used a big second half to defeat Northwestern at Williams Arena.


Minnesota rolls past Lafayette

The Golden Gophers ran past Lafayette at Williams Arena.


Wally Ellenson Interview

Mike Grimm sat down with Gopher freshman Wally Ellenson.


Wally Ellenson

Gopher Basketball Player Wally Ellenson


Mens Basketball vs Lafayette 12.22.12

Mens Basketball vs Lafayette 12.22.12

Wally Ellenson Bio & Stats Get Acrobat Reader

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2012-13 | freshman Season:
Broke a bone in his left hand - his shooting hand - prior to the exhibition opener • missed the first 11 games • made his Gopher debut against North Dakota State (12/11) and scored one point in four minutes • scored five points in 15 minutes against Lafayette (12/22) • finished with four points in six minutes against Northwestern (1/6), his B1G Conference debut • missed games against Illinois (2/10), Wisconsin (2/14) & Iowa (2/17) with a strained left achilles • scored four points in six minutes off the bench at Ohio State (2/20) • missed the Big Ten Tournament games against Illinois (3/14) with an illness.

High School:

A graduate of Rice Lake High School • rated as nation's 35th-best shooting guard by ESPN • led the Warriors to a 24-2 record, Big Rivers Conference title (12-0), and regional championship in 2012 • Rice Lake's all-time leading scorer, compiling 1,356 points in three years at the school • averaged 20.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.96 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1 block as a senior • averaged 22.1 points and 8.4 rebounds as a junior • scored 40 points in a game against Roseville as a junior • three-time Wisconsin Division 2 all-state selection • named to All-Northwest First Team • three-time All-Big Rivers First Team selection • second-team all-conference honoree as a freshman at Eau Claire Memorial • took third place at the 2012 American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk Championships • two-time Wisconsin Division 1 state champion in high jump • his state-record jump of seven feet, one inch in the 2012 regional meet was the nation's best by a high school athlete, and only two inches shy of an Olympic Trials qualifier • also owns Rice Lake school records in long jump (22-6) and triple jump (44-2).

Son of John and Holly Ellenson • born May 4, 1994 • has three siblings: Ellwood, Henry, and Ella • enrolled in the Collge of Liberal Arts • undecided on a major.


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