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Ethan Happ
Ethan Happ
Ethan Happ.jpg
Happ, in 2017, playing college basketball with Wisconsin.
No. 22 - Vanoli Cremona
PositionCenter / Power forward
LeagueLBA
Personal information
Born (1996-05-07) May 7, 1996 (age 23)
Milan, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High schoolRockridge (Taylor Ridge, Illinois)
CollegeWisconsin (2014-2019)
NBA draft2019 / Undrafted
Playing career2019-present
Career history
2019-presentOlympiacos
2019-present->Vanoli Cremona
Career highlights and awards

Ethan Happ (born May 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for Vanoli Cremona of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA), on loan from the Greek-owned Olympiacos of the EuroLeague. He is the all-time leading rebounder for the Wisconsin Badgers, where he started all 139 games of his college career and is the school record holder in blocked shots, double-doubles and triple-doubles. Happ is one of just six players in NCAA history to record at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 400 assists.[1]

At a height of 2.08 m (6'10")[2][3] tall, Happ plays at both the power forward and center positions.

High school career

Happ, whose hometown is Milan, Illinois,[4] attended Rockridge High School, in Taylor Ridge, Illinois, where he played high school basketball.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ethan Happ
PF
Milan, IL Rockridge 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2014 Wisconsin Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2014.
  • "Men's Basketball Recruiting". Scout.com. Retrieved 2014.
  • "ESPN- Wisconsin Badgers Men's Basketball Recruiting". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2014.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2014.

College career

He attended the University of Wisconsin, where he played college basketball with the Wisconsin Badgers. Happ red-shirted during his freshman season, during which the Badgers were the 2015 NCAA runner-up.

Happ started every game for the in 2015-16 for the Badgers and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year.[5] He was also a unanimous selection the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team. He was selected to the third team All-Big Ten by the media and honorable mention by the coaches. As a sophomore, Happ became a greatly improved player.[6] He was named a third-team All-American after averaging 14 points per game.[7]

Despite not being listed in most mock drafts, Happ declared for the 2018 NBA draft without hiring an agent, giving him the option to return to college, which he later did.[8][9]

On December 22, 2018, Happ grabbed his 1,000th career rebound in a win over Grambling State.[10] On February 12, 2019 he scored his 2000th point, making him the first player in the Big Ten to score 2,000 points and collect 1,000 rebounds in 35 years.[11]

Professional career

After not being selected in the 2019 NBA draft, Happ signed with the Chicago Bulls, to play on their 2019 NBA Summer League team.[12]

On July 18, 2019, Happ signed a two-year deal with the Greek EuroLeague club Olympiacos, of Piraeus, Greece, to play under head coach David Blatt.[13]

After playing in one game with Olympiacos, Happ was loaned on November 5, 2019, to the Italian League club Vanoli Cremona, for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.[14]

College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014-15 Wisconsin
Redshirt
2015-16 Wisconsin 35 35 28.1 .538 .000 .643 7.9 1.3 1.8 0.9 12.4
2016-17 Wisconsin 37 37 27.8 .586 .000 .500 9.0 2.8 1.8 1.2 14.0
2017-18 Wisconsin 33 33 30.8 .528 .091 .550 8.0 3.7 1.5 1.1 17.9
2018-19 Wisconsin 28 28 32.4 .540 .000 .441 10.3 4.6 1.0 1.2 17.9
Career 133 133 29.6 .548 .063 .540 8.7 3.0 1.6 1.1 15.4

Career honors and awards

College career

  • Second-team All-American - SN (2019)
  • 2018 First-Team All-Big Ten (media)[4]
  • 2017 Wooden Award Final Ballot
  • 2017 Naismith Trophy Semifinalist
  • 2017 Oscar Robertson Midseason Watch List
  • 2017 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Finalist
  • 2017 Second-Team All-American (SI); Third Team All-American (USA Today, TSN)
  • 2017 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (AP)
  • 2017 First-Team All-Big Ten
  • 2017 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
  • 2016 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • 2016 Third-Team All-Big Ten (media)
  • 2016 Big Ten All-Freshman Team
  • 2× USBWA All-District (2017, '18)
  • 2× NABC All-District (2017 first team, 2018 second team)
  • 2× Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2016, '17)
  • 2× Big Ten Player of the Week

Personal life

Happ's parents are Randy and Teresa Happ. His father Randy, played college basketball at North Central College (Division III), and his brother Eric, played college basketball at Carl Sandburg College (Junior College). Happ is a first cousin of New York Yankees pitcher J. A. Happ.[15]

See also

References

  1. ^ uwbadgers.com https://uwbadgers.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster/ethan-happ/6222. Retrieved 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ HAPP, ETHAN HEIGHT: 2.08.
  3. ^ Ethan Happ CM 208 KG 108.
  4. ^ a b "2018-19 Mens Basketball Roster".
  5. ^ "2015-16 All-Big Ten teams & award winners". btn.com. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Hamilton, Brian (February 9, 2017). "The Ethan-vention: Happ's rise to stardom at Wisconsin". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Norlander, Matt (July 25, 2017). "All-American Ethan Happ has never taken a 3 for Wisconsin, but that's about to change". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Polzin, Jim (May 2, 2018). "Wisconsin's Ethan Happ presses on despite not being invited to NBA draft combine". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ Potrykus, Jeff (May 30, 2018). "As expected, Ethan Happ opts to return to Wisconsin for his final season". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "No. 16 Badgers rout Grambling State, Happ grabs 1,000th rebound". FoxSports.com. December 22, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Happ hits another milestone in loss to Michigan State". The Dispatch / The Rock Island Argus. February 12, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ https://madison.com/wsj/sports/college/basketball/men/ethan-happ-to-play-with-chicago-bulls-summer-league-squad/article_41a20905-e9fc-5c15-ac1b-5a40e138a8ce.html
  13. ^ Carchia, Emiliano (July 18, 2019). "Olympiacos signs rookie Ethan Happ". Sportando. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ Olympiacos loans Ethan Happ to Cremona.
  15. ^ Ryan, Shannon (December 22, 2016). "Wisconsin standout Ethan Happ steeled by athletic Illinois family". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018.

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