Hoosiers land 2009 forward Derek Elston

  • 09/10/2007 10:42 am in

Derek ElstonAccording to Dave Telep of Scout.com, IU has picked up a commitment from 2009 forward Derek Elston. The Indianapolis Star has confirmed the news as well.

Elston, from Tipton (IN) picked the Hoosiers over Purdue. Telep has Elston ranked as the No. 75 player in the class of 2009.

Elston’s father, Darrell, played for North Carolina and the Tar Heels had also shown interest in the junior-to-be.

I had the chance to watch Elston at the Kentucky Hoop Fest back in July and was very impressed with his game. Here’s an excerpt from my take on Elston:

Front and center for Elston’s performance for SYF were Purdue head coach Matt Painter and Indiana assistant Rob Senderoff. Elston showed off nice footwork, a knack for loose balls and above average quickness for a big man. Unofficially, the Tipton native scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the contest I saw.

You can read my full report from that event by clicking here.

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