Men's Basketball

    32 Derek Elston  
    Derek Elston


    Tipton, Ind.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-9 / 216




    #IUBB Game 6 Preview: UNCG

    Indiana hosts UNCG on Friday, Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. on Big Ten Network


    #IUBB Game 4 Preview: Lamar University

    A preview of the third game of the Hoosiers Showcase against Lamar on Saturday in Assembly Hall


    #IUBB Game 3 Preview: No. 22/23 SMU

    Indiana hosts the Mustangs on Thursday as part of the Hoosiers Showcase


    #IUBB Game 2 Preview: Texas Southern

    The Hoosiers will host Texas Southern in the first of four games as part of the Hoosiers Showcase


    #IUBB Game 1 Preview: Mississippi Valley State

    Notes, quotes and links as the Hoosiers prepare to open the season on Friday at 7 p.m.


    IU Players Postgame vs. Iowa

    Cody Zeller, Derek Elston and Tom Pritchard talk to the media following the Hoosiers win against Iowa.


    Indiana vs. Purdue - AP Photos

    Indiana vs. Purdue - AP Photos (2/16/13)


    Indiana vs. Purdue - AP Photos

    Indiana vs. Purdue - AP Photos (1/30/13)


    AP Photos: Basketball vs. Jacksonville

    AP Photos: Basketball vs. Jacksonville


    AP Photos: Basketball vs. Mount St. Mary's

    AP Photos: Basketball vs. Mount St. Mary's


    AP Photos: Indiana vs. VCU

    AP Photos: Indiana vs. VCU

    2012-13 (Senior)
    • Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree

    Named Academic All-Big Ten ... played in 19 games off the bench ... averaged 1.1 points and 0.8 rebounds per contest ... was 7-of-10 from the free throw line ... missed the first 10 games of the season due to knee surgery ... returned to the lineup against Mount St. Mary's; posting two points, two rebounds and a block in nine minutes ... collected three rebounds in 10 minutes of game action against Florida Atlantic ... connected on a pair of free throws for his two points against Jacksonville while also registering one assist, block and steal in 11 minutes ... hauled in one rebound in five minutes of action at Iowa ... after missing three games, he returned to action at Northwestern and played one minute ... played seven minutes at Purdue and went 2-of-2 from the free throw line and also made a 3-point field goal for his five points ... saw three minutes of action against Michigan ... played four minutes at Illinois ... hauled in one offensive rebound in six minutes at Ohio State ... had an assist and a steal in eight minutes against Nebraska ... collected a pair of rebounds and a steal against Purdue ... drilled a 3-pointer in the first half at Michigan State ... recorded four points and three rebounds in 11 minutes of play at Minnesota ... hit a couple of layups and one free throw for his five points against Iowa ... played seven minutes and had one rebound and one assist on Senior Night against Ohio State ... saw one minute of action at Michigan, helping the Hoosiers clinch the regular season Big Ten Championship ... played one minute against Syracuse at the regional semifinals in Washington, D.C.

    2011-12 (JUNIOR)
    Played in 34 games and started four ... averaged 4.2 points and 2.4 rebounds ... shot 55.2 percent from 3-point range... made 5-of-6 shots, including one from long range, to score 11 points against Stony Brook ... added two rebounds, an assist and steal vs. the Seawolves ... tallied five boards, two blocks and three points against Chattanooga ... connected for nine points off the bench at Evansville ... was 4-of-6 from the field for nine points in 14 minutes off the bench against Savannah State ... was a rebound shy of a double-double against Gardner-Webb, scoring 10 points and grabbing nine rebounds in 15 minutes ... recorded two rebounds, one assist and one steal against Butler ... registered seven points, three boards, an assist and a steal against Stetson ... scored two points off the bench against Notre Dame ... notched eight points (3-of-4 from the floor) and snagged a rebound in 12 minutes of play against Howard ... missed the UMBC game while recovering from a broken nose ... had two points and three rebounds at Michigan State ... played 16 minutes off the bench in the win against Ohio State and contributed four points and four rebounds ... recorded five points, four rebounds and a block against Michigan ... played 11 minutes and pulled down two rebounds at Penn State ... connected on his only shot in six minutes of action at Nebraska ... snared six rebounds and hit two buckets in just 11 minutes played against Penn State ... added four points off the bench at Wisconsin to go with three rebounds ... knocked down 4-of-5 field goals, including both from 3-point range, to score 11 points in 18 minutes against Iowa ... also contribued two offensive boards and two blocks versus the Hawkeyes ... led all scorers off the bench with nine points in 24 minutes at Michigan ... earned his first start of the season at Purdue and responded with five points and six rebounds in 18 minutes ... scored 13 points in 18 minutes at Iowa ... poured in 10 points off the bench against North Carolina Central in addition to two rebounds and two assists ... scored three points and added five rebounds and one assist at Minnesota ... dropped in four points in six minutes against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament ... had two points and three rebounds in 14 minutes against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament ... connected on a 3-pointer and pulled down two rebounds against New Mexico State in the NCAA Tournament ... played nine minutes off the bench against VCU in the NCAA Tournament ... had three rebounds in eight minutes against Kentucky in the NCAA South Regional.

    2010-11 (SOPHOMORE)
    Played in 31 games and started 10 times ... scored seven points, snatched four rebounds, posted two assists and came up with two steals in 18 minutes against Florida Gulf Coast in the season opener ... snagged three rebounds against Wright State ... posted three points, two boards and a steal against Mississippi Valley State ... had a big night against North Carolina Central, picking up nine points, six rebounds, two blocks and an assist ... played 18 minutes off the bench against Northwestern State and had six points and five rebounds ... collected four points and two rebounds in 11 minutes at Boston College ... came off the bench to score six points and grab three rebounds in the win over Savannah State ... made his first start of the season at No. 16 Kentucky and finished with four points and four rebounds ... broke out for 10 points in the first 4:22 of play against SIU-Edwardsville ... scored 14 points overall versus the Cougars, to go along with five rebounds, an assist, steal and block ... dropped in 10 points, grabbed six boards and handed out three assists against South Carolina State ... dominated the post against Northern Iowa with 19 points and five rebounds ... was 3-of-3 from the floor and finished with eight points, two rebounds, a blocked shot and a steal ... was 3-for-5 from the field for six points off the bench at No. 18 Wisconsin ... notched his first career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds (seven offensive) at Iowa ... tallied eight points, six rebounds and two steals against Minnesota ... converted on 3-of-5 field goal attempts for six points against Iowa ... hauled in 11 caroms and scored four points against Northwestern ... scored six points with three rebounds at No. 2 Ohio State ... grabbed three rebounds in nine minutes off the bench at Illinois ... had two points in the Big Ten Tournament against Penn State.

    2009-10 (FRESHMAN)
    Played in all 31 games with seven starts ... posted 10 points and seven rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench against Grace College in the first exhibition game of the year ... scored eight points and pulled down eight rebounds against Saint Joseph's College in the second exhibition game ... poured in 14 points in 14 minutes off the bench against Howard in the season opener ... tallied 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting to go along with eight boards, two assists and two steals against USC-Upstate ... scored six points on 3-for-3 shooting against Boston University ... was 5-for-7 from the field for 12 points in addition to six rebounds and four steals off the bench against Northwestern State ... pulled down nine rebounds and scored five points vs. Maryland ... poured in nine points in 15 minutes off the bench against Pitt ... recorded four points, six rebounds and two steals against Kentucky ... did not miss a shot in his first career start, hitting both field goal attempts and three foul shots for seven points against North Carolina Central ... converted on 4-of-6 field goal attempts for nine points to go along with five rebounds against Bryant ... made both field goal attempts for four points against Michigan ... also ripped own two reboudns versus the Wolverines ... made the most of his 10 minutes played against Illinois, snaring six rebounds and knocking in a pair of foul shots ... recorded five points and five rebounds against Minnesota ... racked up eight points and three blocks in just seven minuets played at Penn State ... hit 2-of-3 shots for four points against Iowa ... tallied five points, five boards and a block at Illinois ... corralled five rebounds and scored two buckets against Purdue ... grabbed four rebounds at Northwestern ... chipped in four points and three boards at Wisconsin ... buried 5-of-6 shots for 12 points at home against Wisconsin ... also totaled seven rebounds and block versus the Badgers ... scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench at Purdue ... posted a career-high 17 points and a Big Ten-best eight rebounds, including five offensive, in a career-high 27 minutes in overtime win vs. Northwestern.

    A 2009 graduate of Tipton High School ... named first-team All-State ... played in the Indiana/Kentucky All-Star series with teammate Jordan Hulls ... averaged 19.7 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in leading his team to a 23-3 record ... ranked him as the 90th best overall recruit in the 2009 class and 24th best power forward in the class ... has him rated as the 32nd best power forward in his class ... underwent knee surgery at the end of May and did not play over the summer ... has Elston rated as the #34 power forward in the 2009 class ... averaged 19.8 points and 11.2 rebounds per game as a junior ... as a sophomore at Tipton, Elston led his team to a 12-10 record while scoring 14.9 points per game and grabbing 12 rebounds per game ... coached by Travis Daugherty ... played AAU basketball for the Spiece Rising Stars ... coached by David Hamilton ... majoring in sport communication broadcast ... son of Darrell and Christina Elston ... his father played collegiately at North Carolina and also played in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers ... has a brother, Bryan, and two sisters, Lindsay and Aubree... June 27, 1990.



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