Octavius Ellis
Octavius  Ellis


Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Trinity Valley College (Texas)

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 235





Cincinnati vs. Southeastern Louisiana

NCAA Basketball: Cincinnati squares off against Southeastern Louisiana at Fifth Third Arena.


Men's Basketball vs. Southeast Louisiana

The UC men's basketball team defeated Southeast Louisiana, 64-49, on Nov. 24, at Fifth Third Arena (Andrew Higley/UC).


Cincinnati @ Bowling Green

Photos from Cincinnati @ Bowling Green on November 18, 2015.


Cincinnati 97, Western Carolina 72

Cincinnati defeats Western Carolina to open the 2015-16 season.


Men's Basketball vs. Bellarmine

The University of Cincinnati men's basketball team beat Bellarmine 81-60 in the final exhibition game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Fifth Third Arena.

2014-15 Game-by-Game Stats

2011-12 Game-by-Game Stats

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 Second Team All-District 25 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 current NBA player Monta Ellis (played 2013-14 season with the Dallas Mavericks) ... guardian is Flossie Ellis ... has two sisters, Nissa and Dawn Ellis ... right-handed.