Washington State sophomore forward CJ Elleby was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches District 19 second team on Monday. This recognition comes less than a month after being named to the Pac-12 first team. Division 1 schools are divided up into 24 districts and district 19 consists of the Pac-12 schools.
Elleby becomes the third Cougar basketball player to be named to the All-District team in the past four years as Josh Hawkinson was named to second team in 2017 and Robert Franks was named to first team last season.
While their season came to a quick end, Elleby made the most out of what was one of the most fun basketball seasons that we as fans can recall in recent years. He finished with 18.4 points per game and 1.9 assists per game as well as 26 blocks and 56 steals throughout the year.
He would finish his sophomore campaign as the fourth ranked scorer in the conference. He would score in double-digits in 28 of the Cougars 32 games including 18 games dropping 20+ points and 30+ points twice. He would finish ranked seventh in the conference in rebounds as well.
His biggest game came on February 9th against Washington when he dropped 34 points, 10 free throws, and added three blocks in their 79-67 victory over the Huskies. He almost matched that a month later with a 30 point and 10 free throw game against Colorado in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament that wound up to be the last basketball game of the 2020 season (National Champs??? I say so!)
Let the games begin. Cougar Final Four. Please stay for the comments.— Nick Rolovich (@NickRolovich) March 23, 2020
Washington State men’s basketball sophomore CJ Elleby has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 19 Second Team, the organization announced Monday.
Washington States track and field’s Justin Janke and Samantha King-Shaw have been named the Academic Services Student- Athletes of the Month for March 2020.