Ihnen is a 6’3” guard who played four years for the Harris-Lake Park basketball team. Ihnen averaged a team-high 23 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, earning second team all-state honors for the second straight year. He was an all-Cornbelt conference selection all four years ended his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,644 points. An all-district selection three years, Ihnen helped lead his team to a 21-3 record, losing in the district final.
Ihnen is an honor roll student and plans to major in education at Northwestern. He is the son of Bruce and Kim.
“Eli is a competitor and a winner,” commented Northwestern head men’s basketball coach Kris Korver. “Eli can score in a number of different ways and loves and knows the game of basketball well. We are very excited to have Eli join us and look forward to seeing him improve as a player and teammate the next four years.”