WALLY ELLENSON RUMORS

Tournament hopes are on the line against the Illini

It wouldn't be February without a bit of drama surrounding the Golden Gophers basketball program, both on and off the court. In a complete unexpected turn of events, the drama might not be unwelcome. On the court, Minnesota's win over Northwestern means the Illinois game on Wednesday has big NCAA tournament implications. Off the court, Wally Ellenson has chosen the sport...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sophomore Ellenson leaves Minn. basketball team

Minnesota sophomore Wally Ellenson has left the basketball program. Gopher basketball coach Richard Pitino says the team respects Ellenson's decision. The university announced his decision Tuesday. Ellenson, a native of Rice Lake, Wis., appeared in nine games for Minnesota this season, totaling 16 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and a steal. During his freshman season, the...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers’ Ellenson leaves hoops, still with track

Minnesota sophomore Wally Ellenson has left the basketball program.
Via Philly Sports Live
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers' Ellenson leaves basketball to focus on track and field

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers sophomore Wally Ellenson is leaving the basketball team to focus on track and field, the University of Minnesota announced Tuesday. Ellenson, a guard from Rice Lake, Wis., averaged just 6.9 minutes and 1.8 points per game this season. As a freshman, he played a total of 48 minutes and was hampered early in the year by a hand injury. The 6-foot-4 Ellenson has...
Via Fox Sports North
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Wally Ellenson's competitive streak doesn't end after basketball season

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Richard Pitino first took over as the Gophers' head basketball coach, sophomore Wally Ellenson had something to tell Pitino. "He walked into my office and said, 'I do the high jump.' I said, 'What does that mean?'" Pitino said. "I'll be honest. At first I was a little against it. I just didn't know what it was."...
Via Fox Sports North
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Freshman Ellenson could still make an impact

MINNEAPOLIS So much for that redshirt. Gophers freshman Wally Ellenson made his college basketball debut Tuesday, checking into the game against North Dakota State with 3:44 left in the second half. There was speculation that Ellenson would redshirt after breaking his hand in late October, but he's no longer eligible for a redshirt season since he played in Tuesday's 70...
Via Fox Sports North
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers' Ellenson out 6-8 weeks with broken hand

Minnesota freshman Wally Ellenson has a broken left hand and will miss six to eight weeks. Coach Tubby Smith said after Wednesday's practice that Ellenson hurt his shooting hand when it caught in a teammate's jersey during a rebounding drill the day before. Smith said he will consider redshirting Ellenson, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound shooting guard from Rice Lake, Wis., who averaged...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers Ellenson out six to eight weeks

MINNEAPOLIS University of Minnesota freshman guard Wally Ellenson broke his left hand in practice Tuesday and will miss six to eight weeks, coach Tubby Smith said Wednesday. Smith said Ellenson got his hand caught in a teammate's jersey during a rebounding drill and bent the hand backward. Minnesota did not originally plan on redshirting Ellenson, but Smith said Wednesday that...
Via Fox Sports North
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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