Clayton Elrod

#4 Clayton Elrod

HOMETOWN Elk River, Minn. (Elk River HS)

2014-15 (Freshman): Averaged 20.6 minutes a game in 18 appearances…Scored 143 points on 49 percent from the field (50-for-102), a 42.2 percent effort from beyond the arc (27-for-64) and a 88.9 percent mark from the free throw line (16-for-18)… Totaled 34 rebounds (1.9 rpg) and added three steals, nine assists and a block… Recorded a season-high 19 points at Sioux Falls (Feb. 7) on 7-for-7 (100%) shooting from the field and 5-5 (100%) from beyond the arc… Brought down a season-high of four rebounds three times, the last time was vs. Augustana… Played a season-high 31 minutes vs. Northern State (Feb. 21).

Elk River High School: Averaged 18.3 points per game as a senior at Elk River High School and earned All-Northwest Suburban Conference honors… Guided the Elks to a 16-11 overall record as senior… Tallied 15 games with 20 or more points, which included a 31-point effort at Wayzata (Jan. 21)… Played in Minnesota High School All-Star Series… Completed career with 1,606 points, which stands second all-time at Elk River… Finished first all-time in games played (109 – 84 starts), third in 3-pointers (134), fourth in rebounds (517) and fourth in free throw percentage (79.5%)… Totaled 105 career assists and 68 steals and was a 47.5 percent shooter from the field… Became the school’s seventh 1,000-point scorer during his junior year after averaging 17.1 (496 points) points per game to earn All-Northwest Suburban Conference honors… Helped guide the Elks to a 20-9 overall and 13-7 conference record… Finished second on the team and fifth in the conference in scoring as a junior, while leading the squad in free throw percentage (81.8% - 126-of-154) and second in rebounding (4.9 rpg – 143), field goal percentage (52.3% - 168-of-321) and 3-point percentage (39.1% - 34-for-87)… Totaled 10 or more points more than 20 times and 20 or more points nine times, which included a 30-point performance at Park Center (Jan. 4, 2013)… Named all-conference as a sophomore after leading the team with 18.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game… Shot 57 percent from the floor, 34 percent from 3-point land and 80 percent from the charity stripe… Came off the bench as a freshman to total 125 points and 57 rebounds... Two-sport athlete has earned two letters in football and was named the team’s offensive line most valuable player… Was a 3.3, two-sport athlete accomplishment recipient at Elk River.

Personal: Born Feb. 14, 1996… Son of Timothy and Jolene Elrod… Proposed business entrepreneurship/business marketing major at BSU… Had two uncles play football at Iowa State University and two aunts compete for the ISU track team… Father played basketball at University of Northwestern St. Paul.

Season/Career Highs:
Points: 19 at Sioux Falls (2/7/15)
FG made: 6 vs Southwest Minn (1/6/15)
FG attempts: 11 vs Southwest Minn (1/6/15)
3Pt FG made: 5 vs Sioux Falls (2/7/15)
3Pt FG attempts: 8, 2x last vs Southwest Minn. (1/6/15)
FT made: 3 at U-Mary (2/13/15)
FT attempts: 3 2x last at U-Mary (2/13/15)
Rebounds: 4 3x, last vs Augustana (2/25/15)
Assists: 3 vs Minnesota State (1/16/15)
Steals: 1, 2x last vs Augustana (2/25/15)
Blocked Shots: 1 at Winona State (1/30/15)
Minutes: 31 vs Northern State (2/21/15)