Frese on Ellison: "Aje is the kind of person who lights up a room when she enters and is just a terrific representative for our program. She’s had some injury issues, but when she’s healthy, she’s worked really hard to improve her game. She starts with a level of athletic ability that very few can match.”
As a Sophomore (2015-16): Went 2-3 with a free throw for 5 points in season opener vs. UMass-Lowell (Nov. 14)...grabbed 3 rebounds in win over High Point (Nov. 18)...pulled down 2 rebounds in 5 minutes vs. Loyola (Dec. 8)...made a free throw and grabbed a rebound vs. Southern (Dec. 11)...grabbed a rebound at Illinois (Dec. 31)...grabbed 2 rebounds in 5 minutes vs. Nebraska (Jan. 7)...grabbed a rebound and added a block vs. #24 Northwestern (Jan. 17)...scored a bucket in win at Penn State (Jan. 27)...made a free throw in win at Rutgers (Feb. 21).
As a Freshman (2014-15): Saw first career action in season opener vs. Mount St. Mary’s and added a bucket, a rebound and 2 blocks (Nov. 14)...added a bucket, 4 rebounds, a block and 2 steals in 10 minutes vs. Wagner (Nov. 16)...added an and-1 and a rebound in 5 minutes vs. American (Dec. 12)...scored 6 points with 4 rebounds in 9 minutes at Coppin State (Dec. 21)...grabbed one rebound at #16 Nebraska (Jan. 3)...pulled down a key rebound in the Terps win at #22 Rutgers (Jan. 15)...saw 8 minutes at Penn State (Feb. 5)...grabbed a rebound in 2 minutes in win over #19 Nebraska (Feb. 8)...grabbed 2 rebounds in 2 minutes in win vs. #18 Rutgers (Feb. 10)...had an assist in game at Wisconsin (Feb. 19)...grabbed a rebound in win over Penn State (Feb. 23).
Before Maryland: Rated No. 45 overall by All Star Girls Report and No. 59 by Blue Star scored 950 points and 600 rebounds in three years…averaged a double-double with 10 points and 12 boards per game as a junior…missed senior season due to a foot injury...helped team win the National Association of Christian Athletes Division I national title as a junior…named the Most Improved Player on her team in 2013…named MVP of the All-City Classic last year…played freshman and sophomore seasons at Shipley School, where she was Team MVP…named All-State in freshman and sophomore years and All-State MVP as a sophomore…team won Friends League in both 2011 and 2012…Boo Williams Invitational Champion in 2010 and 2011 and named MVP…National Invitational High School Tournament contender…father, Pervis Ellison, coached her AAU team.
Personal: Aja Ellison...parents are Timi and Pervis Ellison...has two siblings - Seattle and Malik...father, Pervis Ellison, played at Louisville and won 1986 national title…he went on to be the No. 1 NBA draft pick in 1989 and played for the Sacramento Kings, Washington Bullets, Boston Celtics and Seattle SuperSonics…mother, Timi, ran track at Maryland…came to Maryland because it was everything she could want in a school...named a Top Fashion Model of Philadelphia in 2009...broadcast journalism major...wants to work in television one day.
ELLISON'S CAREER HIGHS
|Points||6 at Coppin State (12/21/14)|
|Rebounds||4 (2X) last at Coppin State (12/21/14)|
|FGM||3 at Coppin State (12/21/14)|
|FGA||5 at Coppin State (12/21/14)|
|FTM||1 (2X) last vs. UMass-Lowell (11/14/15)|
|FTA||2 (3X) last vs. Penn State (2/23/15)|
|Assists||1 at Wisconsin (2/19/15)|
|Blocks||2 vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/14/14)|
|Steals||2 vs. Wagner (11/16/14)|
|Minutes||13 vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/14/14)|