Henry Ellenson continues to make his mark in the basketball world as the highly recruited Rice Lake star was named to the Team USA Under 17 National team that will play in the World Championship next week in Dubai.
Ellenson will be joined by fellow another player from the state in Dominican High School standout Diamond Stone. Ellenson was in camp but did not make the final cut of the U-16 squad that won gold.
Highly recruited throughout the nation, Ellenson will be entering his senior season for the Warriors in 2014-15. In his first three years of high school basketball, he has averaged 20 points a game and helped Rice Lake to a state tournament birth last season.
The 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Men, hosted Aug. 8-16 by Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will feature 16 national teams that qualified through their FIBA zone tournaments. Players eligible for this competition must be citizens of the country they represent and have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1997. Two-time defending U17 gold medalist, the USA has a perfect 16-0 record at the U17s. The U.S. qualified for this year’s U17s by virtue of its gold-medal finish at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.