Friday, March 5, 2010

Shelby Valley's Elisha Justice in Sports Illustrated

Shelby Valley point guard Elisha Justice is featured in the current Sports Illustratred magazine.

Here is an excerpt from the magazine's Faces in the Crowd segment:

Elisha Justice

PIKEVILLE, K.Y. > Basketball

Elisha, a senior guard at Shelby Valley High, set the state record for career steals while making seven in a 78-31 win over East Ridge; through Sunday his total was 521. He also holds school records for career points (1,940) and assists (602). The Wildcats won their second straight state small-school title, with Elisha repeating as the tournament's MVP.

Justice had 17 points (all in the 1st half), 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals as Shelby Valley defeated Prestonsburg in the first round of the 15th region tournament last night. Elisha's state record for career steals is now at 524. He also has 1,957 career points pushing him close to the 2,000-point milestone.

Justice will attend Louisville next season where he will walk-on for the Cardinals. Recently head coach Rick Pitino introduced Justice to the Louisville team:

“I want you to meet the newest member of our team. This is BULLET. He is called BULLET because he is faster than a speeding bullet.”

Their coaching staff and team have never called him anything else since.

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