|Elijah Millsap - 24
Transfer from Louisiana-Lafayette ... sat out the 2008-09 campaign due to NCAA transfer rules.
Two-year starter at Louisiana-Lafayette ... played in 53 games making 40 starts during the 2007 and 2008 campaigns ... took the Sun Belt Conference by storm, earning the 2007 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year honor ... as a sophomore, the Grambling, La. native averaged 9.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest ... led his team in steals (44) and rebounds, while also finishing second in scoring, assists (1.4 per game) and minutes (22.0 per game) ... had his best performance of 2008 season when he played against the Blazers (11/27), collecting a career-best 26 points on 10-of-22 shooting in a 78-72 overtime loss ... had 21 points, nine rebounds, six steals and four assists in a season-opening victory over North Alabama (11/14) ... also collected 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the floor in a win over Troy (1/27) ... connected on a career-best 13-of-14 free throws in 15 minutes against McNeese State (12/13) ... accounted for 16 points and eight boards in the victory over Arkansas State (1/3) ... lone double-double of season came with 12 points and 11 rebounds against New Orleans (2/20) ... as a freshman, Millsap made an immediate impact on his way to being tabbed as the league's freshman of the year ... recorded 11 straight double-figure scoring games, and reached double digits in scoring in 16 of the 23 contests he played ... also collected seven double-figure rebounding games ... led team with five double-doubles on season ... finished the year leading the team with 7.3 rebounds per game and 30 steals on the year ... was second on the team with 12.4 points per game, blocked shots (12) and three-point field goal percentage (39.3 percent) ... scored double figures 15 times out of 22 games played and pulled down at least five rebounds 16 times ... had a strong performance against FIU (2/22), collecting a career-best 14 rebounds to go with 20 points in just 23 minutes of action off the bench ... posted two straight double-doubles - a 17-point, 12-board performance at North Texas (1/11) and a 19-point, 13-board outing at Western Kentucky (1/13) ... recorded first career double-double with 17 points and 10 boards against Louisiana Monroe (12/30) ... finished the season with a season-high 21 points at North Texas (2/28).
Was a four-year letterwinner under head coach Michael Lyons at Grambling HS ... tabbed the Most Valuable Player in the Louisiana Class A ranks as a senior ... averaged 29.8 points and 14.5 rebounds per game during senior year ... earned All-District 2A, all-area and all-parish accolades in his final season ...tabbed a first team All-State Class A honoree following junior and senior seasons ... also chosen as a second-team all-state performer as a sophomore ... helped guide Grambling to the Top 28 tournament semifinals in March 2006 ... scored 34 points, while grabbing 14 rebounds in a double overtime game.
Full name is Elijah Millsap ... born Aug. 12, 1987 in Grambling, La. ... mother is Bettye Millsap ... academic major is business ... has two older brothers - John and Paul - and one younger brother, Abraham ... comes from a family of basketball players - Paul played at Louisiana Tech and is currently in the NBA with the Utah Jazz; John is in the NBDL; Abraham is playing high school basketball.