Elliott Eliason Commits To Minnesota

Elliott Eliason, a 6-foot-11, 235-pound center from Chadron (NE) High who visited Minnesota this past weekend, has committed to the Gophers. Eliason, who picked Minnesota over Stanford and Creighton, is the first player to commit to Minnesota in the Class of 2010. It is likely that he could redshirt as a freshman, allowing him to add strength to prepare for the rugged Big Ten.

Elliott Eliason led Chadron to a second place finish in the state tournament as they fell to defending Class C-1 state champions Hastings (NE) St. Cecilia 61-58, despite finishing with 17 points and nine rebounds.

Eliason made six of nine shots from the field and five of eight from the line in the title game loss as Chadron finished 26-1. Eliason averaged 14.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.8 blocked shots per game for the Cardinals.

Eliason visited Stanford September 4th and maed the trip to Minnesota this past weekend. Creighton was the third school in the mix. He didn't take an official visit to the Omaha school, but Bluejay head coach Dana Altman has closely watched the talented big man closely for the past few years.

Elaison comes from an athletic family. His parents, Jay and Lorna Eliason, were both outstanding athletes at South Dakota State. His father played football and his mother was a volleyball player.

Austin Hollins from Germantown (TN) High, will make his official visit this weekend

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