Hawk Items — Enters his senior season with eight games in double-figure scoring, including two contests reaching the 20-point threshold… missed only seven free throw attempts in his career (28-of-35)… averaged 5.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.25 steals on Iowa’s four-game tour in Europe in August, 2018.
2017-18 — Played in 26 games… missed four games (Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota, Penn State) due to a concussion… earned first career start at in-state rival Iowa State, posting season bests in rebounds (4), assists (5), and blocked shots (1)… registered a game and season-best 16 points, while being credited with four assists at Indiana… 38 of his 68 field goal attempts came from 3-point territory… tallied nine points versus #3 Purdue… letterwinner.
2016-17 — Played in all 34 games… posted single-season bests in scoring (148), assists (37), rebounds (39), free throws (18), and steals (11)… made all 18 free throw attempts… his 3-point percentage (.471, 32-of-68) ranks second best as a sophomore in single season history at Iowa… netted double figures five times after reaching double digits just once a year ago… made at least one triple 17 times, including making six straight treys between Dec. 8-Dec. 28… dished out a career-best five assists in back-to-back games (at Rutgers and vs. Nebraska)… posted career bests in rebounds (4) and 3-pointers (5) in win over Ohio State… scored eight points, making both 3-point attempts and both free throw attempts in win over Delaware State… netted 21 of his career-high 23 points in the first half against Savannah State; was 7-of-9 from the field, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, and 5-of-5 from the foul line… letterwinner.
2015-16 — Saw action in 27 games… scored 75 points… registered eight points in home win over Purdue… made at least one 3-pointer in nine games, including a career-best three against Dayton — a career-best… played double-digit minutes in 13 games… poured in a game and personal-high 20 points (7-8 FG, 1-2 3-pt FG, 5-6 FT) in 17 minutes of action in win over Coppin State… had three points, two rebounds, one assist, and one steal in victory at Marquette… tallied nine points on 3-of-5 shooting from 3-point territory against Dayton… finished with five points, making both field goal attempts, in win over #20 Wichita State… netted seven points in back-to-back victories over UMKC and Western Illinois… scored eight points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field while recording one rebound, an assist, and a steal in home win over #22 Purdue… saw limited action in NCAA Tournament game against Villanova… letterwinner.
2014-15 — Competed in seven nonconference games… missed a majority of the season due to a foot injury… made 4-of-6 from 3-point territory (.667)… saw first game action, scoring one point and collecting a steal, in win over Northern Illinois… went 2-of-3 from 3-point territory, scoring six points and dishing out two assists in seven minutes of action in win over Longwood… made only 3-point attempt, playing a season-high eight minutes, in win over UMBC… went 1-of-2 from 3-point territory against #13 Iowa State.
High school — Finished his prep career as Hamilton High School’s all-time leading scorer with 1,763 points… back-to-back Greater Metro Conference Player of the Year (2013 and 2014)… two-time all-state and three-time Greater Metro Conference first team honoree… two-time team MVP and three-time team captain… first team WBCA All-State, second team Associated Press All-State, and first team All-Waukesha County and first team All-Lake County honoree as a senior… selected to play in the 2014 WBCA All-Star Game… averaged 24.8 points per game, 4.3 rebounds and 2.65 assists his senior season… shot free throws at a 92 percent clip his season year… scored 39 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to upset second-seeded Kettle Moraine in the 2014 regional final… averaged 21.3 points per game and 3.5 rebounds en route to being named first team all-state, all-area, all-suburban, and team co-MVP as a junior… shot a school single-season record 48 percent (86-of-179) from 3-point territory while leading his team to a 21-3 record in 2013 and its first conference title since 1979… his 570 points during the 2013-14 campaign rank first in school history, his 511 points as a junior rank third, and his 437 points as a sophomore rank fifth… played AAU basketball for Ray Allen Select… four-time academic honor roll honoree.
Personal — Born 3/6/96 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin… enterprise leadership major… parents are Brian and Connie Ellingson… has a younger brother named Tyler… high school coach was Andy Cerroni… AAU coach was Tom LaChance.
Points: 23 vs. Savannah State, 11/13/16
Rebounds: 4, 3x, last at Iowa State, 12/7/17
FGM: 7, 2x, last vs. Savannah State, 11/13/16
FGA: 11 at Iowa State, 12/7/17
3-pt FG: 5 vs. Ohio State, 1/28/17
3-pt FGA: 7 vs. Ohio State, 1/28/17
FTM: 5, 2x, last vs. Savannah State, 11/13/16
FTA: 6 vs. Coppin State, 11/15/15
Assists: 5, 3x, last at Iowa State, 12/7/17
Steals: 2, 2x, last at Iowa State, 12/7/17
Blocks: 1, 2x, last at Indiana, 12/4/17
Minutes: 30 at Iowa State, 12/7/17