Elijah Valdez

#20 Elijah Valdez

HOMETOWN Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Trinidad State JC)

2015-16 (Freshman): Played in 20 games this season, Scored 116 points on 32.5 percent from the field (37-for-114), a 28.8 percent effort from beyond the arc (23-for-80) and a 76 percent mark from the free throw line (19-for-25)… Totaled 19 rebounds (1 rpg) and added 3 blocks, 3 steals, and 20 assists… Recorded a season-high 16 points this season at U-Mary (Jan. 3)… Brought down a season-high of 3 rebounds this season vs Northland College (Nov. 13)… Played a season-high 27 minutes vs Minot State (Jan. 2)

 Prior to BSU: A junior transfer from Trinidad State Junior College, where he led the league in scoring 20.9 points per game…Earned Second Team All-Region Nine honors as a sophomore and was a two-time academic all-region selection…Named to Vice President’s List and was a National Who’s Who awardee…Was 45 percent from beyond the arc…Prior to Trinidad, Valdez attended Mountain Vista High School where he earned three letters in basketball…Was a two-time All-Continental League recipient and earned high school all-state honorable mention honors…Held the record for most three pointers attempted and made in a season…Posted a 44 percent career three-point percentage.

Personal: Born April 23, 1995…Son of Tony and Amy Valdez…Intends to major in marketing at BSU.

Season/Career Highs:
Points: 16 at U-Mary (1/3/16)
FG made: 5, 2x last at U-Mary (1/3/16)
FG attempts: 13 vs Northland College (11/13/15)
3Pt FG made: 4, 2x last at U-Mary (1/3/16)
3Pt FG attempts: 10 vs Northland College (11/13/15)
FT made: 5 vs Minnesota-Crookston (12/18/15)
FT attempts: 6, 2x vs Minnesota-Crookston (12/18/15)
Rebounds: 3 vs Northland College (11/13/15)
Assists: 5 at Minot State (1/2/16)
Steals: 1, 3x last at Minot State (1/2/16)
Blocked Shots: 2 at St. Cloud State (12/04/15)
Minutes: 27 at Minot State (1/2/16)