44   Ebony Ellis
Ebony Ellis

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Joliet, Ill.

High School:
Joliet Township

Height:
6-3

Position:
C


2009-10 Ebony Ellis Photo Gallery

2010-11: Started all 30 games and averaged 24.5 minutes per contest... Named one of three team captains for the season... Ninth player in NIU history to grab 800 career rebounds, ranking seventh with 871... Ranks 27th at NIU with 995 career points... Ranks 19th with a career .471 field goal percentage... Ranks 14th with 235 career free throws made... Ranks 12th with 84 career blocks... With career averages of 9.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game, is the first player since Jennifer Youngblood (2000-04) to average at least 8.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game for a career... Ranked fifth in the MAC during the season and led team with 8.5 rebounds per game... Also led team in field goal percentage (.443) and blocks (20)... Ranked second on the team with 11.1 points per game, 127 field goals made and 79 free throws made... Led team in scoring six times... Led team in rebounding 13 times... Posted nine double doubles... Finished with 10-plus rebounds 11 times... Scored 15-plus points eight times... For the third time in her career, earned MAC West Player of the Week award Feb. 28th after averaging 19.5 points and 15.0 rebounds over two games.

2009-10: Started the first 13 games of the season before missing 10 of the next 11 contests with a foot injury... Returned to come of the bench for the final five games of the year... Became the 17th member of the Northern Illinois 600-rebound club at Western Michigan... Currently holds 615 career boards... Led the Huskies in rebounding with 9.8 boards per contest... averaged 12.0 points per game, third-best on the team... Ranked first on the team in field goal percentage at 50.0 percent (80-of-160)... Did not meet minimum games played requirements to rank in the MAC... Posted a career-high 23 points and pulled down a season-best 18 boards in the overtime win at Loyola... Poured in a 22 points to go with 17 rebounds against Bradley... Scored nine points in the final six minutes against BU to seal the win... Hit 5-of-9 shots and sunk 4-of-4 free throws to lead NIU with 14 points while grabbing nine rebounds against Western Illinois... Scored on 6-of-9 free throw attempts on her way to 12 points and nine rebounds against SIU... Grabbed 10 rebounds for her third double-digit rebounding performance of the season while scoring eight points at Milwaukee... Snatched 12 rebounds and scored nine points against UNI... Recorded back-to-back double-doubles following the Loyola game with 18 points and 10 rebounds against UIC... Also tallied a season-best two steals... Secured her third-straight double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and added three blocks in the win over Chicago State... Tallied her sixth-consecutive game in double-figure scoring with 12 at Toledo... Added four rebounds and a block against the Rockets... Poured-in 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting and grabbed six rebounds at Ball State... Grabbed 17 rebounds to go with nine points versus Eastern Michigan... Posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds at Western Michigan... Scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds in 17 minutes at Miami.

2008-09: All Mid-American Conference Honorable Mention performer was one of two Huskies to start all 30 games... Ranked second in the MAC and 62nd in the nation with 8.8 rebounds per game... Pulled down 3.87 offensive boards per contest, also second-best in the MAC... Leads all returners in field goal percentage, shooting .491 (115-234) from the field, and in blocks with 19... The team's third leading scorer, she put up 9.5 points per game... Totaled 26 steals, second-best among Huskies... Tallied six double-doubles, including three consecutive from Jan. 24 at Ohio to Feb. 4 vs. Akron... Scored a career-high 19 points and shot .778 from the field with 11 boards against the Bobcats (1/24)... Followed that with a 14-point, 12-rebound performance vs. Bowling Green (1/31)... Totaled 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds vs. Akron (2/4)... Grabbed a career-high 22 rebounds, tying the fourth-highest single-game total in NIU history, and scored 12 points vs. Wagner (11/22)... Scored 14 points to go with 16 rebounds at Toledo (1/10), and grabbed 14 boards with 10 points in the opening round game of the MAC Tournament against Buffalo (3/11)... Recorded six double-doubles on the season and 11 for her career... In addition to compiling nine double-digit rebounding games, she grabbed eight or more rebounds in 18 contests... Scored in double-figures in each of the first six games of the season... Tallied a season-high three blocks vs. Chicago State (1/3) and vs. Miami (2/11).

2007-08: Played in all 28 games for NIU, starting 10...First collegiate start came Dec. 8, 2007 against Iowa at the Hawkeye Classic where she played a career-high 34 minutes...Posted five double-digit scoring, five double-digit rebounding and two double-double performances...Turned in her first career double-double against Central Michigan (1/15/08), scoring a career-high 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds...Made a career-high eight field goals against the Chippewas, going 8-12 from the field...Posted her second double-double in an overtime victory against Kent State (2/13/08), scoring 16 points and hauling in a career best 16 rebounds...Fifth on the team in scoring with 150 points to average 5.4 points a game...Led the team in rebounds with 164 and averaged 5.9 boards a game...Led the Huskies in rebounding in 11 games...Led the Huskies in blocked shots with 25, averaging 0.9 a game...Had a career-high five blocks against Iowa.

Prep: A two-year starter and three-year letterwinner for head coach Teri Schrishuhn... Named most improved player her junior year and was elected co-captain her senior season... Earned All Southwest Suburban Conference honors her senior year and was named to the Joliet Herald's All-Area second team. A McDonald's All-American candidate... Shot above 50 percent from the field and averaged nine points per game in both her junior and senior seasons.

Personal: Daughter of Ylonda Dickerson.

Birthdate: August 11, 1988.

Major: Sociology.

ELLIS' CAREER STATISTICS

Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds Scoring
Season GP-GS Min/Avg fg-fga pct fg-fga pct ft-fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast to blk stl pts avg
2007-08 28-10 451/16.1 58-126 .460 0-1 .000 34-60 .567 66 98 164 5.9 82 3 11 46 25 18 150 5.4
2008-09 30-30 716/23.9 115-234 .491 0-0 .000 54-107 .505 116 149 265 8.8 97 3 8 72 19 26 284 9.5
2009-10 19-13 475/25.0 80-160 .500 0-0 .000 68-117 .581 83 103 186 9.8 59 2 4 41 20 10 228 12.0
2010-11 30-30 734/24.5 127-287
.443 0-0 .000 79-130
.608 113
143 256
8.5
98
8
11 93
20 7
333
11.1
TOTAL 107-83 2376/22.2 380-807 .471 0-1 .000 235-414 .568 378
493
871
8.1 336
16 34 252 84 61 995 9.3