IOWA CITY, Iowa - University of Iowa Men's Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery announced today that Brady Ellingson and Dominique Uhl have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Iowa.
Ellingson is a three-year varsity starter for Hamilton High School in Sussex, Wis. Ellingson, who enters his senior season 184 points from becoming the school's all-time leading scorer, is a two-time Greater Metro Conference first team honoree, including being named the 2013 Greater Metro Conference Player of the Year. As a junior, Ellingson averaged 21.3 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest en route to being named first team all-state, all-area, all-suburban, and team co-MVP. The 6-foot-4, 181-pound shooting guard shot a school single-season record 48 percent (86-of-179) from 3-point territory while leading his team to a 21-3 record last season and its first conference title since 1979. His 511 points during the 2012-13 campaign rank as the second-most in school history, while his 437 points as a sophomore rank fourth at Hamilton HS. Ellingson also played AAU basketball for Ray Allen Select.
"The thing I love about Brady is that he has a complete game," said McCaffery. "He can shoot the ball, put it on the floor, and can make a play for himself or someone else. He's a good athlete, has good size and is a really good late-game player. He's clearly a guy who understands how to play. He's incredibly cerebral."
As a junior at Point Pleasant Beach High School, Uhl averaged a double-double (10 points and 10 rebounds) on a team that won the school's first New Jersey Group I state title and finished 27-4 last season. Uhl was tabbed first team all-conference and a Reebok all-American. He was also named MVP of the Rumble in the Bronx. Uhl posted 11 points and 12 rebounds for Pleasant Beach in the first round of the New Jersey Tournament of Champions. The 6-foot-9, 195-pound forward also played AAU basketball for the Jersey Shore Warriors.
"Dominque Uhl is a really talented frontcourt player," McCaffery said. "He can play inside and the perimeter. He has tremendous ball-handling, driving and passing skills for a guy who is a legitimate 6-foot-9. His length enables him to be successful inside as a shot blocker and finisher. He's a really good athlete.
"Both Dominique and Brady will be a great fit with our basketball team."