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Elton leads the U.S. Goodwill Team

30 November 1999

Well, things are not looking good in Durham.  It appears that Elton will be leaving for the NBA.  "Sources" close to the team also say that Maggette and Avery are also considering it.  In today's Herald-Sun however, Michael Jordan is said to have convinced Corey to stay at least next year to give him more time to develop his game.

Elton was named to the NCAA East All-Regional team along with Trajan (MVP) and William.   The Blue Devils will face Michigan State, a team which they beat earlier in the season, in the national semi-finals next Saturday.

Please check the Honors pages to check up on the many awards that Elton has picked up in the past few weeks.  I have also updated his 1997-98 Stats which I've been meaning to do for quite a while.   The 1998-99 Stats are updated through the Tulsa game on 3/14/99 as well.  Good luck to the Devils as they head to East Rutherford, NJ to face the Southwest Missouri State Bears in the East Region Semi-Finals.

The Blue Devils went on to win the 1999 ACC Tournament for the first time since 1992 by virtue of a 96-73 win over the boys down the road.  Elton was named to the All-ACC Conference 1st Team as well as being named MVP of the ACC Tournament!

Elton was honored recently by being named to the 1st Team All-America by the USBWA.   Trajan placed on the 2nd Team.

The All-ACC team has been announced, and as expected, Elton was named to the First Team All-ACC unanimously! Congratulations to Trajan Langon, who became the 20th player in league history and 4th player in Duke history (Mike Gminski, Art Heyman, Bob Verga) to be named 1st Team All-ACC three times.  William Avery was 6th in the voting, making the Second Team, and missed the First Team by 5 votes.   Shane Battier and Chris Carrawell tied for 11th in voting to make the Third Team.

The regular season has ended and the voting for All-ACC will be announced soon.   Elton ended the season ranked among the best in the ACC in many categories:

Elton was named ACC Player of the Week for the 4th time this year for the week ending February 21, 1999.  He averaged 22.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in Blue Devil victories over Florida State and Clemson.

Here's a great interview by the folks over at Blue Devil Weekly with Elton.  And here's another interview from the Raleigh News & Observer.

Elton became the first player in the history of the ACC to be named ACC Player of the Week for three straight weeks after receiving the award on January 10, 1999!

Elton was named ACC Player of the Week for the second time this season for the week ending January 3, 1999.  He averaged 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 3.5 blocked shots while shooting 15-22 from the field in games against UNC-Greensboro and then #4 Maryland.  Congratulations!

Here's a great story from the Washington Post that gives us some insight on Elton's past.

Elton was named ACC Player of the Week for the first time in his career for the week ending December 28, 1998!  During that week, Elton had 22 points and 8 rebounds while shooting 9-12 from the field in a win against Kentucky in the Jimmy V Classic.

Against Michigan, Elton came off the bench to score 11 points in 20 minutes and contribute 3 assists to keep his streak of double-figure scoring games alive this season.

Despite losing the Great Alaska Shootout in the final seconds to Cincinnati, Elton was named to the All-Tourney team for the event.

Elton tied the Great Alaska Shootout mark of 21 rebounds in one game last night against Fresno State.  He also added 21 points and 2 blocked shots against the Bulldogs.

Hurry and pick up the latest copy of ESPN The Magazine.  Elton is featured on the cover and inside is a great article on him.

Here are some links to recent stories on the 'net about Big E.

USA Basketball has named Elton the male athlete of the year for 1998 after leading the USA to a gold medal finish at this year's Goodwill Games.  He becomes the second Blue Devil to win the award.  Christian Laettner won the award in 1991 after leading Team USA to a bronze medal in the Pan American Games.  Other notable winners of the award include Michael Jordan (1983, 1984), David Robinson (1986), Shaquille O'Neal (1994), and Scottie Pippen (1996).  By winning this award, Elton is now eligible for the U.S. Olympic Committee Sportsman of the Year Award to be presented in December.  Way to go Elton!

Elton was named a member of the pre-season All-America 1st team by the AP.  He received votes from 55 of the 72 AP writers.  Trajan came in with 12 votes tying for 6th along with Wally Szczerbiak of Miami of Ohio.

SITE NEWS!!!  With the season upon us, I will be updating the season stats at least after each week, if not after each game.  Please see the statistics section for complete stats.

Elton ended the exhibition season averaging 27.0 points, 13.7 rebounds, and shooting 64.7% from the field (for 40 minutes).  The pre-season #1 ranked Blue Devils begin their season this Saturday at home against Tim O'Toole-led Fairfield.

SITE NEWS!!!  I'm currently working on updating the "Statistics" pages.  Please check them out and give me any comments.

Elton has been named one of the 10 pre-season candidates for the Naismith Award along with Trajan.

Elton and Trajan have been named to the pre-season 1st Team All-ACC by ACC sports writers.  Elton was also selected pre-seaon ACC Player of the Year by capturing 58 of the 86 votes by the writers.  Duke was the overwhelming choice for #1 in the ACC by Operation Basketball '98.

SITE NEWS!!!  The "Pictures" pages are now up as of September 2, 1998!

Here's a link to a great article on Elton's views on this next season and his performance in the Goodwill Games from the

Elton and Trajan Langdon were named to the list of 25 pre-season Wooden award candidates.

Check out Elton's final statistics from the Goodwill Games.

Here's a great article from CBS Sportsline on Elton this next season from July 25, 1998.