Alvin Ellis III
Post Game Quotes: Indiana
Post Game Notes vs. Oakland
Post-Game Notes: New Orleans
First Round, NCAA Tournament
Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals
Check out the photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Purdue.
The Spartans top Northwestern, on January 28, 2016.
The Spartans host No. 16 Iowa.
2013-14 Game-by-Game Stats
2014-15 Game-by-Game Stats
2015-16 Game-by-Game Stats
Improved shooter • Possesses a great understanding of the game • Very good vision and passing skills • Good size and strength • Improved as he prioritized basketball.
Appeared in 33 games, averaging 2.6 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 7.6 minutes • Scored a season-high eight points against Maryland-Eastern Shore (12/9), hitting two 3-pointers and two free throws • Scored six or more points in eight contests, including against Big Ten opponents Rutgers (1/31) and Purdue (2/9) and against Maryland (3/12) in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals • Grabbed four or more rebounds in four contests, including a season-high six against Illinois (1/7) • Dished out a career-best five assists at Rutgers (3/2) • Shot .400 from 3-point range, making a 3-pointer in 12 contests • Played double-figure minutes in nine contests including a season-high 21 against Oakland (12/22) • Tied for fourth on the team with 13 steals.
Appeared in 32 games, starting one, averaging 1.7 points and 0.7 rebounds in 8.6 minutes • Started the season opener at Navy (11/14), but suffered a severe ankle injury after playing just three minutes, leading to him missing the next six contests • Scored a career-best 16 points at Indiana (3/7), coming off the bench to hit 6-of-9 shots, including 2-of-4 3-point field goals, in 21 minutes • Scored seven points vs. Minnesota (2/26), hitting all three shots, including one 3-pointer • Totaled a season-high tying two steals vs. The Citadel (12/22) • Recorded two steals against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/6) • Played a season-high 22 minutes against Maryland (12/30) • Notched a career-high four assists and a season-high three rebounds against Oakland (12/14) • Also collected three rebounds at Indiana (3/7) and against Oklahoma (3/27) in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament • Blocked a career-high two shots against Ohio State (3/13) in the Big Ten Tournament.
Appeared in 36 games, starting one, averaging 1.9 points and 0.6 rebounds in 7.9 minutes • Scored a season-high 12 points against Michigan (1/25), making all four field-goal attempts, including two 3-pointers, and hitting two free throws • Opened his Spartan career with six points and two rebounds against McNeese State (11/8) • Also scored six points and grabbed two rebounds at Wisconsin (2/9) • Scored five points in three additional games against Mount St. Mary's (11/29), Penn State (2/6), and Northwestern (2/13) • Made his first career start against Mount St. Mary's (11/29), with five points and two assists in 14 minutes • Hit 6-of-13 from 3-point range, as his .462 percentage was second best on the squad • Dished out a season-high three assists against Delaware (3/20).
Averaged 20 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a senior at Chicago De La Salle High School • Led the Meteors to a 17-8 record and an appearance in the regional finals, while earning Class 4A second-team all-state honors • IBCA (Illinois Basketball Coaches Association) First-Team All-State selection • Two-time All-Catholic League North selection • Averaged 17.0 points, 4.2 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 steals as a junior • Shot 41 percent from 3-point range as a junior • Scored 42 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter, in the 2012 Illinois Class 4A regional title game • Two-year captain at De La Salle • Played with fellow MSU junior Gavin Schilling in 2011-12 • Captured Catholic League North and regional titles as a sophomore.
Born April 9, 1995 • Son of Alvin and Sarah Ellis • Sociology major.