Sussex Hamilton alumnus Brady Elligson has been part of one of the nation's best men's basketball teams, with Iowa moving into the top 10 of the national rankings as of Jan. 18.
Iowa, now 5-0 in the Big Ten and coming off wins over then-No. 4 Michigan State and a quality Michigan team, are ranked No. 9. The Hawkeyes visit Rutgers on Thursday and face Purdue at home three days later, with a colossal matchup at No. 7 Maryland on Jan. 28.
The Hawkeyes (14-3) have won seven in a row and 11 of 12, including wins over nationally-ranked Michigan State (when it was No. 1 in the country, as well), No. 14 Purdue and No. 20 Wichita State.
Ellingson averages 3.8 points per game and has seen the floor in all 17 contests, with 11.1 minutes per contest.
In women's basketball, former Hamilton standout Mackenzie Latt is the leading scorer for the Davidson basketball team (8-10), averaging 14.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest. She has started all 18 games and leads the team in minutes, at 35.4. The sophomore played three years at Hamilton before transferring to Kalamazoo, Michigan for her senior year.
Ellingson and Latt left the program at Hamilton as the school's all-time leading scorers. Latt's mark (1,135 points) is in serious jeopardy with Taylor Klug closing in (1,119).
For more updates on area players in NCAA Division I, visit the Sconnies of March section at Roundball Rankings, located at mycommunitynow.com/roundball.