Ethan Happ

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Ethan Happ
Ethan Happ.jpg
Happ playing for Wisconsin
PositionCenter / Power forward
LeagueGreek A2 Basket League
Personal information
Born (1996-05-07) May 7, 1996 (age 23)
Milan, Illinois
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High schoolRockridge (Taylor Ridge, Illinois)
CollegeWisconsin (2015–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Undrafted
Playing career2019–present
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Ethan Happ (born May 7, 1996) is an American basketball player for Olympiacos of the Greek A2 Basket League and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for the Wisconsin Badgers. Happ attended Rockridge High School in Taylor Ridge, Illinois and his hometown is Milan, Illinois.[1]

High school career[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ethan Happ
Milan, IL Rockridge 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jun 26, 2013 
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.


  • "2014 Wisconsin Commitments". Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  • "Men's Basketball Recruiting". Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  • "ESPN- Wisconsin Badgers Men's Basketball Recruiting". Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  • " Team Recruiting Rankings". Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Retrieved May 27, 2014.

College career[edit]

Happ redshirted 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,[2] 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.[3] He was named a third-team All-American after averaging 14 points per game.[4]

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.[5][6]

On December 22, 2018, Happ grabbed his 1,000th career rebound in a win over Grambling State.[7] 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.[8]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2019 NBA draft, Happ signed with the Chicago Bulls to play on their 2019 NBA Summer League team.[9]

On July 18, 2019, Happ signed a two-year deal with EuroLeague club Olympiacos in Piraeus, Greece, under coach David Blatt.[10]

College statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
2014–15 Wisconsin
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[edit]

  • Second-team All-AmericanSN (2019)
  • 2018 First-Team All-Big Ten (media)[1]
  • 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
  • 2x USBWA All-District (2017, '18)
  • 2x NABC All-District (2017 first team, 2018 second team)
  • 2x Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2016, '17)
  • 2x Big Ten Player of the Week


Parents are Randy and Teresa Happ, his father Randy, played basketball at North Central College (Div. III) and brother Eric played basketball at Carl Sandburg College (Junior College). Happ is a first cousin of New York Yankees pitcher J. A. Happ.[11]

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