Pioneer Focus: Isiah Elliott

 

PEDIGREE: This week’s Pioneer Focus goes to sophomore point guard Isiah Elliott for his ability to handle one of the toughest positions in sports with such efficiency.

In fact, coming down the stretch, Elliott’s game has heated up quite significantly as he has seemingly come into his own. In the men’s last nine games he averages 16.8 points per game on 52 percent field goal shooting. Overall for the year, his numbers drop slightly to 13.5 points per game on 47.1 percent field goal shooting.

The former Canton McKinley guard also leads the team in assists (97) with 4.1 per game and steals (44) with 1.9 per game.

Recently Elliott registered one of his best games of the year, maybe of his life, in a 83-64 romping of Notre Dame College on Feb. 11. In the Pioneer win, Elliott led all scorers with 19 points on a perfect seven of seven shooting from the field, including three 3-pointers. He also snatched five steals to go along with two assists on the hot shooting night.

Get to know the sports management major Isiah Elliott…

Sophomore guard Isiah Elliot soars in the air for a fast break dunk against Central State University in the 81-79 victory. In the Pioneer win on Feb. 2 Elliot dished out six assists and scored nine points. (Photo courtesy of Andy Smith)

Q: Favorite food?

A: Chicken Wings

Q: Love, Like or Hate LeBron James?

A: Love

Q: How did you start playing basketball?

A: My mom and dad were both basketball coaches.

Q: Reality TV or Scripted TV?

A: Scripted TV

Q: What is your favorite sport to watch and who is your favorite team?

A: My favorite sport to watch is college basketball and my favorite team is anybody that is playing against Duke.

Q: Who are your role models and why? 

A: My role models are my parents because they have taught me everything that I know and have always been there for me.

Q: Favorite fast food outlet?

A: Wendy’s or Taco Bell

Q: The best and worst part of college athletics?

A: The best part is the people you become really close with on and off the court. The worst part is the long bus rides.

Q: Least favorite rule at Malone?

A: The visitation.

Q: Facebook or Twitter? 

A: Twitter

Chris Sherwood is sports editor for The Aviso AVW.

 

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