Michelle Elliott to be a Zag

Michelle Elliott is coming back home to the state of Washington to finish her college basketball career. She'll attend Columbia Basin College for a year, then enroll at Gonzaga for the 2006-2007 season as a junior.

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Already 3rd on the all-time list at San Diego State in career 3-pointers with 83, and a two-time Mountain West Conference all-conference honoree, Michelle Elliott has nothing to prove to the many believers she has made. It actually all started in her hometown of Pasco, WA, where she led her high school to showings at state and earned accolades during her summers of AAU ball.

A multi-sport star for the Pasco Bulldogs, Elliott had an immediate impact at the college level, averaging 12.4 ppg as a freshman, leading the Aztecs in scoring. Follow that with 11.1 ppg as a sophomore while being the first scoring option, often double- and triple-teamed, and you have a star just waiting to shine.

Michelle Elliott

The 5'11 Off-Guard/Small Forward decided to transfer to Gonzaga and Coach Kelly Graves' rising WCC championship program. Her timing could have hardly been better as the Zags will be needing to fill some voids after 2006 graduation. Having never had a strong, balanced cast of scorers, rebounders and overall top-notch talent surrounding her, Michelle will most certainly thrive in the Gonzaga system and surpass anything she has done to this point in her career.

Per NCAA transfer rules, a D1 student-athlete must sit out one year before playing D1 hoops. But instead of redshirting a year and not playing at Gonzaga, Michelle will instead attend a junior college near her Pasco home for a year, and then enroll at GU to play the final two years of her four years of D1 eligibility.

GUnation welcomes Michelle and looks forward to when she takes the court in 2006-07.

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