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Bemidji State's Ellisor earns all-district honors

Bemidji State forward James Ellisor has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II All-Central District first team.

Ellisor, a senior from Glendale, Ariz., is the first Beaver to earn first team recognition since Charles Hanks in 2003-04 and just the second BSU basketball player to be honored by the NABC.

The Central District is comprised of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

In 2011-12, Ellisor has earned Daktronics Central Region Player of the Year, Daktronics First Team All-Central Region, NSIC Player of the Year, First Team All-NSIC and was a four-time NSIC Player of the Week.

He led the league in scoring with 22.9 points per conference contest. His 504 total points in league play established a new conference record for points in a season, while his 182 field goals made also placed his name atop the NSIC single-season list.

In two seasons at Bemidji State, Ellisor scored 1,133 points to rank 13th on BSU's career points list and become the 15th player at BSU to reach the 1,000 point plateau.