Jeff Elorriaga can be described a lot of ways: marksman, glue guy, winner
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A dead-eye marksman by nature, Jeff Elorriaga proved over the course of his career that he meant much more to the Broncos than just a player with an exceptional outside shot. Elorriaga fought through injuries at different stages of every season to make sure his presence and leadership was available for his team to draw from. Boise State is 54-29 in games he starts, 20-13 in games he came off the bench, and 3-12 in games when he did not play.
The video series begins with an overview of the 2014 seniors by the three Bronco coaches who were with them all four years. Head coach Leon Rice, associate head coach Jeff Linder and assistant coach John Rillie share their thoughts in the video below.
Boise State vs. UNLV (USATSI)
Men's basketball, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
Boise State defeats Utah State, 78-74
Boise State men's basketball vs. Saint Mary's, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
Boise State Takes on Nationally Ranked Kentucky
JUNIOR (2012-13): Started each of his 29 games played for the Broncos, missing three due to concussions...averaged 10.2 points per game to rank third on the team...led the league and ranked sixth-nationally in 3-point field goal percentage (.447)...knocked down 84-of-188 attempts from beyond the arc, the fifth-best single-season percentage all-time at Boise State...his 84 3-point field goals are tied for the second-most in Boise State single-season history, and his 3-point field goals made per game (2.90) ranked 27th-nationally and led the MW...knocked down a school- and conference-record 10 3-pointers en route to a team- and career-high 30 points against Corban (Dec. 30)...was the first game with 10-plus 3-pointers in the NCAA in 2012-13, and was just the 23rd since the NCAA moved the 3-point line back in 2008-09...had 14 games with at least three 3-pointers, and seven games with at least five...career-high 13 double-figure scoring games is more than his entire two previous seasons combined...three-career 20-point games have all come this season...ranked fifth in the MW in minutes played (33.86), a mark that also let the team...played the entire 40 minutes in seven games...hit two 3-pointers in the final 31 seconds against No. 25 Wyoming (Jan. 9) - including a buzzer beater that sent the Broncos to a 63-61 victory...finished 6-of-10 from the 3-point line against the Cowboys, tying for the team high with 18 points...went a career-best 8-of-11 (.727) from the field against UT Arlington (Jan. 2) en route to 22 points, his second-straight game with 20-plus...went a career-best 6-for-9 (.667) from the 3-point line against the Mavericks, and registered team highs in rebounds (nine), assists (four) and steals (three)...career-high six assists against Walla Walla (Jan. 5)...tied his career high with four steals against LSU (Dec. 14)...pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds against Louisiana-Lafayette (Nov. 18).
SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Played in 26 games, including 16 starts...played in each of the first 18 games - including 14-consecutive starts - before suffering a fractured thumb against TCU (Jan. 21)...missed four games due to the injury...averaged 6.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game...was 47-of-125 from the floor (.376), including a mark of 39-for-101 from beyond the arc (.386)...led the Broncos in 3-point field goal percentage on the season...career 3-point field goal percentage (.385; 67-of-174) ranks 10th all-time at Boise State...went 23-of-25 from the free throw line (.920), knocking down each of his final 21 attempts of the season...did not miss a free throw after going 1-for-2 against Utah, Nov. 16...tied his career-high with four 3-pointers against Northern Illinois (Nov. 26) en route to a career-high 14 points...also hit four 3-pointers against Air Force (Jan. 14), tying his career-best mark for 3-point field goal percentage (4-6; .667)...his 12 points against the Falcons led the team...had five double-digit outings on the season...career-high six rebounds three times, leading the team in the statistical category twice...career-high six assists against Utah (Nov. 16)...led team in assists five times...named Mountain West Spring Academic All-Conference.
FRESHMAN (2010-11): Appeared in 30 of the Broncos' record-setting 35 games, including 11 starts...made his first-career start against Fresno State (Feb. 10), and started 11 of the team's final 12 games (did not start Senior Night against Cal State Bakersfield)...team was 9-2 with Elorriaga in the starting line-up...played an average of 10.8 minutes per game in 18 appearances during the season's first 23 games, then ranked second on the team in minutes played (27.8) once being inserted into the starting line-up...averaged 3.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in his debut season with the Broncos...28 of his 31 field goals in 2010-11 came from beyond the arc...was 28-of-73 (.384) from the 3-point line on the season, including a team-best mark of 11-of-22 (.500) in the postseason (including the WAC Tournament)...knocked down multiple 3-pointers in 10 games, including a career-high four against both New Mexico State in the semifinals of the WAC Tournament (March 11) and against Austin Peay in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational (March 15)...the 3-point total against the Aggies is tied for the seventh-most in a conference tournament all-time at Boise State...3-point field goal percentage against NMSU is also tied for seventh (.667; 4-of-6) in Boise State conference tournament history...scored a career-high 12 points in the games against NMSU and Austin Peay, two of four double-digit outings on the season...led the Broncos with a career-high five rebounds against Utah State in the championship game of the WAC Tournament (March 12)...led the Broncos in steals five times, including a career-high four against Utah State in the WAC Tournament Championship Game...steals total is tied for the second-most all-time at Boise State in a conference tournament game...nine steals in the postseason led the Broncos...career-high four assists against Fresno State (Feb. 10)...went 2-for-2 from beyond the arc en route to six points - and added three assists - in his collegiate debut against Western State (Nov. 13).
Two-year starter at Jesuit under coach Gene Potter...helped Crusaders to back-to-back OSAA 6A State Championships...named third-team All-Metro League as both a JUNIOR and SENIOR...averaged eight points, four rebounds and three assists as a senior...recorded nine points, four assists, three rebounds and 2.5 steals per game as a junior...also guided Jesuit to state championship game in football as starting quarterback during his senior year...was a first-team all-league selection at quarterback...named to high school honor roll as a junior.
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