Chart: Elliott Eliason at a glance

  • Updated: February 25, 2014 - 12:33 AM

Elliott Eliason at a glance

Year: Junior

Ht./Wt: 6-11, 240

This season: Averaging 5.8 points and 7.2 rebounds in 23.7 minutes per game.

Defensive force: Has 61 blocks and six double-double games.

High school: Second in Chadron (Neb.) High School career scoring with 1,306 points, and averaged 10.2 rebounds per game his last two seasons.

Prep legacy: Had 418 career blocks, a Chadron record former coach Craig Nobiling said “will never be broken.”

Recruited by: Minnesota, Creighton, Nebraska, Stanford, Iowa State, Colorado State, Arizona State, New Mexico and others.

Chadron roots: Eliason is already the biggest basketball name. In football, Zac Alcorn is currently a tight end with the Seattle Seahawks. San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead is a Chadron State College alum.

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