Darrell Elston

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Darrell Elston
Personal information
Born (1952-08-15) August 15, 1952 (age 65)
Tipton, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Tipton (Tipton, Indiana)
College North Carolina (1971–1974)
NBA draft 1974 / Round: 3 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 1974–1975
Position Shooting guard
Number 11, 15
Career history
1974–1975 Virginia Squires
1977 Indiana Pacers
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Darrell Eugene Elston (born August 15, 1952) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Tipton, Indiana, he was a 6'3½" (192 cm) 190 lb (86 kg) guard and played collegiately at the University of North Carolina.

Elston was selected with the 7th pick of the third round in the 1974 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He was also selected in the fourth round of the 1974 American Basketball Association draft by the Carolina Cougars. He played for the Virginia Squires in 1974–75, playing 72 games and averaging 8.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. On August 18, 1976, the former ABA's Indiana Pacers signed Elston in their first move since their absorption into the NBA.[1] In 1976-77, Elston played 5 games for the Pacers, averaging 1.0 point, 1.2 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game. He was waived not long after.[1]

His son Derek spent four seasons on the Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team,[2] including the 2013 Big Ten Championship team. Derek averaged 4.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game as a Hoosier.[3]


  1. ^ a b Indiana Pacers - Franchise Snapshot, Basketball Digest, March–April, 2004, by Brett Ballantini
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-07. Retrieved 2015-05-06. 
  3. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/players/derek-elston-1.html

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