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Iowa Basketball Recruit Sidelined

According to Don Doxsie of the Quad City Times, Iowa basketball recruit, Brady Ellingson, will be out for a while after he came down with mononucleosis, or “mono” which is what most people know it as.

Unfortunately for Ellingson and his team, he’ll be out for about 2 to 5 weeks.  He was the teams leading scorer as he was having a fantastic season so far averaging 27 points per game.  As of right now, Ellingson’s high school team is 6-4.  That number should slip a little bit now that Ellingson won’t be able to participate in games.

He had been having a fantastic year for a guy that not a lot of people know about.  If you’re just a casual Hawkeye basketball fan, you probably don’t know the name Brady Ellingson.  Well, ESPN has him rated as a two star prospect and they gave him an overall grade of 65.

Talk about rough.

I haven’t gotten much of a chance to see him play, but at first glance he reminds me a little of Josh Oglesby.  He’s a pure shooter, but he’ll have to improve his quickness.  He’s not a great defender, but doesn’t make many mistakes on the defensive end.

This probably isn’t a player that is going to come in and impact the team in the Big Ten right way.  He’ll be a project, but should be a productive player when he gets his feet wet.

We’ll see where Ellingson picks up at when he returns from his illness.

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