Octavius Ellis
Octavius  Ellis


Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Trinity Valley College (Texas)

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 235





KOCH: Seniors Each Took Separate Paths to UC

Cincinnati hosts No. 24 SMU on Senior Day


Fans Encouraged to Wear Black, Arrive Early for Senior Day on Sunday


Ellis Tabbed to League's Weekly Honor Roll

Senior forward earns award for fourth time this season


Student-Athletes Participate in Forever Bearcats Networking Night


Ellis Named to League's Weekly Honor Roll

Bearcats forward averaged 13.5 points and 11.0 rebounds last week


UConn vs. Cincinnati (AAC Quarterfinals)

Check out the photo gallery from the men's basketball game against UConn in the AAC Quarterfinals.


Cincinnati 61, SMU 54

The Bearcats defeat SMU, on March 6, 2016.


Cincinnati vs. SMU (March 6, 2016)

University of Cincinnati men's basketball vs. SMU (March 6, 2016)


Cincinnati 65, UConn 60

The Bearcats take on UConn, on February 20, 2016.


Tulsa 70, Cincinnati 68

Photos from Cincinnati @ Tulsa on February 18, 2016.

2015-16 Game-by-Game Stats

2014-15 Game-by-Game Stats

2011-12 Game-by-Game Stats

2015-16 Season (Senior): Started 32 of 33 games played, averaging 9.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 25.3 minutes … finished the season ranked among the conference leaders in blocked shots (fifth at 1.5), field goal percentage (sixth at .547), offensive rebounds (seventh at 2.8) and rebounds (ninth at 7.5) … named to The American’s Weekly Honor Roll four times … led the Bearcats with 50 blocks on the season … selected as the Barclays Center Classic Most Valuable Player after averaging 10.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in two games in Brooklyn, New York … averaged 10.3 points and 9.4 rebounds while shooting 50.9 percent (29 of 57) with three double-doubles, 26 offensive rebounds and 10 blocks during February … finished the season with seven double-doubles … registered 16 points and 10 rebounds against East Carolina (2/13) … tallied 16 points and 12 rebounds, making 8 of 10 free throws against Butler (12/2) … had 12 points, nine rebounds, a key tip-in and two late free throws against George Washington (11/28), helping the Bearcats secure the Barclays Center Classic title.

2014-15 Season (Junior): Started all 34 games, averaging a team-high 9.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.3 assists in 28.7 minutes … named to the Riley Wallace All-America Team and chosen as a finalist for the Riley Wallace Award given to the top transfer in Division I basketball … tabbed an NABC All-District 25 Second Team selection … named a second team all-conference pick by American Athletic Conference coaches … selected to The American’s Weekly Honor Roll three times (11/7, 11/24 and 3/2) … ranked as the only player in The American to be listed among the top four leaders in field goal percentage (third at .557), blocks (third at 2.0) and rebounding (fourth at 7.2) … ranked among the league leaders in offensive rebounds (third at 2.7) and defensive rebounds (tied for fourth 4.5) … finished near the top of the conference in blocks (third at 2.1), field goal shooting percentage (third at .582) and rebounds (third at 7.3) during league play … led the Bearcats in rebounding in 18 games, grabbing 10 or more boards eight times … pulled down at least six rebounds in 24 of UC’s 34 games … led UC in scoring in a team-best 18 games … averaged a team-high 11.1 points on 59.7 percent (40 of 67) shooting from the field during February … scored a season-high 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field to go with eight rebounds against UCF (2/ 25) … registered three double-doubles on the season with 14 points and a season-high 14 rebounds against East Carolina (2/1), 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds at Tulane (2/28) and a team-high 19 points and a game-high 11 rebounds against Memphis (3/8) … recorded a season-high six blocks at UConn (1/10) … posted at least one block in 28 of 34 games … made 22 consecutive free throws (starting against Temple [1/17] before missing his first attempt at SMU [2/5]) … named to Emerald Coast Classic All-Tournament Team.

Prior to Cincinnati: Played two seasons at Trinity Valley College in Athens, Texas ... averaged 14.8 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots as a redshirt sophomore during the 2013-14 season while being named First Team All-America by the National Junior College Athletic Association ... helped lead the Cardinals to their first NJCAA Tournament appearance since 1999 while posting a 29-7 record ... attended Cincinnati during the 2011-12 academic year, playing a total of 25 minutes in three games, averaging 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds ... suffered a broken hand in November 2011 and sat out the rest of the season ... later received a medical hardship for the year … averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds as a senior at Whitehaven High School … tabbed an all-conference selection, averaging 16.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 2.1 assists as a junior … rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com.

Personal: Born March 10, 1993 in Memphis, Tennessee ... son of Jerrell Horne, a former basketball player at the University of Memphis (1993 & 1994) ... cousin of NBA player Monta Ellis (currently playing with the Indiana Pacers) ... guardian is Flossie Ellis ... has two sisters, Nissa and Dawn Ellis ... right-handed.