Played in all 33 games and made 26 starts for the Red Storm... averaged 7.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game... ranked third on the squad with 2.5 assists per contest... turned in a 1.42 assist-to-turnover ratio... had a pair of 20-point performances and led the team in assists seven times... went 5-for-6 from the floor and tallied 11 points against Bethune-Cookman in the Red Storm's season opener (Nov. 11)... netted 10 points, dished out five assists and grabbed four boards against CSUN (Dec. 6)... set a then career-high with 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting against Penn State (Dec.18)... put together a tremendous stat line against Syracuse, finishing with 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and no turnovers (Dec. 21)... recorded seven points, including a late game-tying dunk, in the team's win over No. 13 Butler (Dec. 29)... had a career outing at DePaul with eight assists and six rebounds in 37 minutes (Jan. 1)... tallied seven assists and surrendered only one turnover against No. 10 Creighton (Jan. 4)... registered 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting and had three assists against Villanova (Jan. 14)... tallied a career-high 23 points to go along with four assists against DePaul (Jan. 16)... had 15 points and six rebounds in a road win at Providence (Jan. 25)... registered nine points and six rebounds at Creighton (Feb. 28)... tallied 11 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals against Georgetown in the opening game of the BIG EAST Tournament (March 8).
2015-2016 Appeared in 24 games, making nine starts … named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team … averaged 7.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and a team-best 2.6 assists … ranked 13th in the league and third among BIG EAST freshmen for assists per game … registered six double-digit scoring performances, including a career-high 17 points versus Creighton (Dec. 31) … played in all 18 BIG EAST contests … recorded 7.7 points and 2.7 assists in conference play … shot a team-high 37.9 percent from 3-point range in BIG EAST games … led team in assists seven times, including career-high six assist performances against Seton Hall (Jan. 27) and DePaul (Feb. 25) … finished with 10 points and five assists against Marquette (March 9) in the BIG EAST Tournament.
Before St. John’s A 2015 graduate of Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J., where he played three years for his father Pervis Ellison … rated No. 45 for his position and No. 10 in New Jersey by national recruiting services for the Class of 2015 … a two-year team captain at Life Center Academy (N.J.) … averaged 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists as a senior to draw attention from high major programs … had a breakout performance at the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., scoring a game-high 28 points with four steals to lead Life Center to a 60-54 victory over Orangeville Prep … member of AAU team We-R1 whose alumni also include current BIG EAST players Traci Carter (Marquette) and Tim Delaney (Villanova).
Personal Malik Ellison ... born in Washington, D.C. … son of Pervis and Timi Ellison … has two sisters, Seattle and Aja … father, Pervis, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings and played for Washington Bullets, Boston Celtics and Seattle SuperSonics during his NBA career (1989-2000) … he lettered four years at Louisville and led the Cardinals a National Championship in 1986 and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four … mother, Timi, ran track at Maryland … sister, Aja, is currently a member of the women’s basketball team at Maryland and was part of the Terrapins run to the 2015 Final Four … sister, Seattle, attends Howard where she competes on the University’s track & field program … majoring in liberal studies.
Malik Ellison Profile Favorite dessert: Apple pie Favorite athlete: Russell Westbrook Favorite hobby: Making music Favorite TV show: Everybody Hates Chris Favorite team: Philadelphia 76ers