CJ
Elleby
Position: SF
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 200 lbs
School/Club: Washington State
Status: Sophomore
Birthday: 06/16/2000

Career Highlights

  • Named to the 10-man All-Pac-12 First Team as a sophomore in 2019-20.
  • Became the third-fastest player in Washington State history to score 1,000 career points.
  • Broke a 45-year-old Cougars freshman scoring record with 471 points in 2018-19.
  • Ranked second in both scoring and rebounding among Pac-12 rookies in 2018-19.
  • Made 41.4% of his three-point attempts as a freshman.

Sophomore (2019-20)

  • Ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in scoring (18.4 ppg), seventh in rebounding (7.8 rpg) and first in steals (1.75 spg).
  • Became the first player in Washington State history to lead the team scoring, rebounding, steals and blocks in a single season.
  • Two-time Pac-12 Player of the Week.
  • Posted 30 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals against Colorado in the Pac-12 Tournament, helping the Cougars win their first tournament game in 11 seasons.

Strengths 

  • Makes an impact at both ends of the court.
  • Capable spot-up shooter.
  • Active defender with good instincts.
  • Exceptional rebounder from the wing.

Personal

  • Mother, Elizabeth, is a teacher.
  • Father, Bill, played basketball at Cal (1988-92) and was a standout three-point shooter.
  • Bill served on the coaching staff at Cal in 1993-94, a team that featured Jason Kidd.

Quotable

“The thing that impressed me the most about CJ last year was using his length in defending -- lots of deflections and anticipating passes led to a lot of his steals. He rebounded well, too, and that had a lot to do with those same attributes. He’s a natural shooter and a creative offensive player.”

- Washington State radio analyst and former NBA player Craig Ehlo