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Bemidji State's Ellisor gets another honor

BEAVERTON, Ore. - For the third time this postseason Bemidji State University men's basketball senior forward James Ellisor was selected to an All-American team as he was named a first-team Bulletin First All-American.

Ellisor is the first Beaver to earn All-America recognition from three different publications in a single season. He is in small company for Bemidji State men's basketball All-Americans, as Charles Hanks was named to an All-America team in 2003-04 and Arne Johnson in 1940-1941.

Division II Bulletin announced four All-America teams with players on each, while also listing 31 honorable mention players. Ellisor was the lone member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference on any of the four teams, while three players, Cody Schilling from Augustana, D.J. Hamilton from MSU Moorhead and Clayton Vette from Winona,were named honorable mention.

Alaska-Anchorage senior Taylor Rohde was named the 2012 Division II Bulletin Player of the Year.

In 2011-12 Ellisor has earned Daktronics Division II National Player of the Year, Daktronics first team All-America, NABC Coaches' Division II All-America, Daktronics Central Region Player of the Year, Daktronics first team All-Central Region, NABC Coaches' Division II All-Central District first team and NSIC Player of the Year.

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.

He scored 680 total points to set the BSU mark for points in a single season.