Henry Ellenson is an American professional basketball player who comes from a passionate sports family, as his parents, brothers, and sister all love basketball. Ellenson, who attended the University of Marquette, only played in his first season, then skipped the three remaining years of college eligibility and was drafted into the 2016 NBA draft. Let’s learn more about this Piston player’s biography, relationships, and salary details in this article.
Henry Ellenson’s Bio
The professional basketball player was born on January 13, 1997, in Rice Lake Wisconsin as the son of John and Holly Ellenson. They are of North American descent and have American citizenship. His father, John, is said to have played two basketball seasons with Marquette between 1986 and 1988, and his mother, Holly, played basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for four years.
Ellenson also has two brothers and one sister who are also basketball players, as his brother Wally was a member of the men’s basketball and athletics teams at Marquette and the University of Minnesota, his other brother Ellwood played basketball at NAIA Valley City State University, while his only sister Ella currently plays at the University of Valparaiso.
He completed high school at Rice Lake High, then moved to Marquette, where he had 33 starts and scored 17.0 per game, with rebounds, blocks, and assists of 9.7, 1.5, and 1.8 respectively. His fantastic performances for the college basketball team earned him high awards, including Big East Freshman of the Year and Big East All-Freshmen Team.
Because of his brilliant performance for his college team, Ellenson decided to suspend the remaining three years of college eligibility and announced that he would participate in the 2016 NBA Draft on April 5, 2016, and was selected by the Detroit Piston on June 23, 2016. He made his professional debut on October 26 of the same year and scored two rebounds within two minutes of being taken off the bench, but the game ended with a 109-91 defeat by the Toronto Raptors.
Henry Ellenson also played in the NBA Development League with Grand Rapids Drive, a subsidiary of the Detroit Pistons. He was drafted, however, and now plays fully for the Pistons with the number 8 jersey. In his two seasons for the Detroit Pistons, Ellenson has played 57 games and has started in 2 of these games. He also averaged 2.1 rebounds, 1 steal, and 5 assists during this time.
On the other hand, Ellenson’s international career was also a success that will not go unmentioned. In 2014, he played for his national team at the FIBA U17 World Championship, which was held in Dubai, where he scored a total of 21 points in a quarter-final match against China. On September 10, 2018, Henry Ellenson was also named a member of the qualifying team for the Men’s World Basketball Championship in the USA.
Salary & Contract Details
Henry Ellenson signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Pistons with a guarantee of $5,342,400 and an annual salary of $1,780,800. In his first season with the Pistons he earned a base salary of $1,704,120, the following year his salary increased to $1,780,800 and he currently receives $1,857,480. He is the 11th highest-paid player in the Detroit Pistons and the 62nd highest-paid power forward and 311th highest-paid player in the NBA.
Relationships & Affairs
An X-ray of his love life shows that Henry is single a lot and there is no information about his relationship and affairs. He seems to focus on building his career and has kept his romantic relationship and affairs hidden from the public eye besides his private life.
Other Facts About Henry Ellenson
Henry Ellenson is a boy who has very good body statistics. He stands tall at the height of 6 feet 11 inches, about 2.11 m, which is supplemented by the bodyweight of 111 kg or 245 lbs. He also has blue eyes and light brown hair color.
Not only is Ellenson a thriving basketball player, but his social life on platforms like Instagram and Twitter is flourishing. He has won many followers on these social platforms as he is said to have more than 11.9k followers on Twitter and more than 20.7k followers on Instagram.