September 10, 2007

Coach: Elston built in Coach Sampson's mold

We had more time to spend today with Tipton High School head coach Travis
Daugherty to talk about the breaking news that his junior forward Derek Elston committed Sunday night to Indiana. First the coach talked about what put the young prospect over the top on his decision.

As we reported in July, Indiana was the first program to offer Elston a
scholarship. Since then things had picked up and just starting his junior
year at Tipton, Elston likely would have seen his offer list grow.

Derek's father Darrell Elston was a college All-American shooting guard at
North Carolina in the early 1970's. The Tar Heel coaching staff scouted
the younger Elston in July but the player will be going down a path closer to

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