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Jon Elmore

School

Marshall University

Position
Guard
Major
Post-Bac

Classroom

Jon Elmore was named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll three times. He sports a 3.49 GPA and made the league’s All-Academic team for the third consecutive season last year, becoming the second student-athlete in program history to be named to the team in multiple seasons.

Character

Elmore is a leader on and off the floor. He is extremely well-spoken and is very skilled when it comes to public speaking, handling local and national interviews. Whether it’s basketball or other professional pursuits, he will do well once his career at Marshall is complete.

Community

Elmore has participated in the following events here locally since the beginning of September: Chili Fest (9.15.18), Walk to End Alzheimer’s (9.15.18), Greek Festival (9.29.18), Super DAY at REC (9.28.18) and Milton Middle School visit Herd Basketball (10.25.18).

Competition

Last season, Elmore was a Lute Olson All-American, one of the finalists for the Lute Olson Player of the Year Award, named to the NABC District 11 First Team, and earned All-Conference USA First Team honors for the second consecutive year. He is the lone player in program history to be named to the first-team in consecutive season and to be named to the league’s first team multiple times. Elmore was a C-USA Tournament MVP (the first to be honored this accomplishment in Marshall history) and collected his MVP award after leading Marshall to its first C-USA trophy in Herd history and averaging 22.7 points, 8.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds during three games.

He is a three-time C-USA Player of the Week (Nov. 13, Dec. 2 and Feb. 26), the first Herd player since James Kelly in 2016 to claim the honor three times in one season. Elmore was named the Hal Greer Most Valuable Player by Herd coaches and a preseason All-Conference USA selection last season. He is C-USA’s all-time leader in double-doubles from points and assists (17), and he led the nation in triple-doubles (two), the first Marshall player since Hassan Whiteside (2009-10) to collect multiple triple-doubles in one season. Elmore was also named the MVP of 13 games according to KenPom.com.