Ellisor named Second-Team All-NSIC
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Ellisor named Second-Team All-NSIC
BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Bemidji State University junior forward James Ellisor (Glendale, Ariz.) came to BSU this season and not only made an immediate impact on the team, but on the league as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference today announced him a Second-Team All-NSIC member.

Ellisor averaged 17.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game and shot 57.9 percent from the field in 2010-11, leading the team in all three categories. He led the NSIC in field goal percentage, while ranking in the top 10 in steals (4th, 1.6 spg), blocks (T6th, 0.9 bpg), scoring (7th) and rebounding (9th). He started 25 of 26 games for BSU and posted 10 20-plus scoring games and recorded double-figures in all but two contests. His 17.3 points per game ranked 35th in the nation. He averaged 32.3 minutes per game, playing 38 minutes in three contests throughout the season. His 78.8 percent from the free throw line was second on the team (at least 2.5 makes per game).

He posted three double-doubles on the season, two in conference action. The first in NSIC play was against Upper Iowa University Dec. 11 with 21 points and 11 rebounds and the second was against Wayne State College Jan. 9 scoring 14 points and adding a season-high 13 rebounds. He scored a team season-high 28 points versus University of Minnesota Duluth Feb. 5. He tied a team season-high 13 rebounds against WSC and led or tied or the team lead in rebounds in 20 games. Ellisor established team season-highs in blocks with five against Upper Iowa Feb. 25 and in steals with four at Minnesota State University, Mankato Jan. 21. The junior guided BSU in a home victory against Southwest Minnesota State University Feb. 18 scoring 18 points, bringing down nine rebounds and adding a season-high seven assists, while shooting 63.6 percent a from the field.

Ellisor is the second consecutive second team honoree for BSU, following Seth Haake’s award last season. He and Haake are the only all-conference selections under head coach Matt Bowen.

The Beavers finished the regular season 11-15 overall and 8-14 in the NSIC to sit in a three-way tie for 10th and just a game out of a tie for eighth. BSU closed the season winners in four of its last six games, which included downing Winona State University in the season finale Feb. 26, beating the Warriors for the second consecutive season in Winona.

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

2010-11 NSIC Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team

#
First Team
Pos. 
Ht.
Yr. 
School  Hometown 
1
Cameron McCaffrey
G
6-1
So.
Augustana Portland, Ore. 
21
Cody Schilling
G
6-5
Jr.
Augustana Ellsworth, Minn.
5
Peter Olafeso
G
6-2
Jr.
Concordia-St. Paul St. Paul, Minn.
32
Eric Erdmann
F
6-5
Sr.
University of Mary Fargo, N.D. 
3
Anthony Moody
G
6-0
Sr.
University of Mary Appleton, Wis.
1
Marcus Hill
G
5-9
Sr.
Minnesota State Brooklyn Park, Minn.
4
Jefferson Mason
F
6-6
Sr.
Minnesota State Crystal, Minn. 
24
Collin Pryor 
F
6-6
So.
Northern State St. Charles, Ill. 
20
Taylor Witt
G
6-2
Sr.
St. Cloud State Morris, Minn.
11
Ben Fischer
G
6-1
Sr.
Winona State Wausau, Wis.
#
Second Team 
Pos. 
Ht.
Yr. 
School  Hometown
34
James Ellisor
F
6-5
Jr.
Bemidji State Glendale, Ariz. 
4
Brent Barz
C
6-10
Jr.
Concordia-St. Paul  Johnston, Iowa 
32
Ryan Rasmussen
G
6-2
Jr.
Minnesota Duluth Waupun, Wis. 
3
Cameron Hodges
G
6-5
Sr.
Minnesota State Minneapolis, Minn.
40
Alex Novak
F
6-8
So.
MSU Moorhead Oxford, Iowa 
34
Scott Roehl
F
6-7
Sr.
SMSU Princeton, Minn. 
32
Andrew Bernstetter
F
6-6
Sr.
St. Cloud State St. Joseph, Minn.
5
Amry Shelby
G
5-11
So.
Wayne State Marion, Iowa 
31
Anthony Tucker
G
6-3
Jr.
Winona State Burnsville, Minn.
44
Clayton Vette
F
6-7
So.
Winona State Waverly, Iowa

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