AS A JUNIOR (2014-15): First year eligible as a Musketeer and started 34 games ... Earned a reputation as an elite on the ball defender, including his work on many of the top scorers in the BIG EAST Conference ... Averaged 8.4 ppg., which was sixth on the team ... Contributed 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals at St. John's on Feb. 23 ... Hit four 3-pointers on his way to 16 points on Feb. 4 vs. Creighton ... Fifth on the team in assists at 1.2 apg., including a career-high five-assist game to go with 12 points vs. Alabama on Dec. 6 ... Fourth in the BIG EAST in 3-point percentage at .411 ... Scored in double figures in 14 games, including 11 points to go with a collegiate career-high eight rebounds in the win at Georgetown on Jan. 27 ... Team-high 15 points in the Marquette win on Jan. 17 on the strength of a collegiate career-high five 3-pointers ... Scored 15 points at Butler on Jan. 10 ... Scored 12 points in the Dec. 31 win over Georgtown ... Recorded a collegiate career-high 18-point game at Auburn on Dec. 20 ... Started 34 of his first 37 games as a Musketeer ... Contributed 13 points and three assists to the win over Long Beach State (11-18-14) and 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. San Diego on Nov. 27.
DEBUT AS A MUSKETEER: Made his debut from a game standpoint during the August trip to Brazil ... The team's third-leading scorer at 10.3 ppg. for Xavier's four exhibition games in Brazil.
2012-13 (AS AN IU SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 36 games for Indiana as a sophomore, helping the Hoosiers reach the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 ... Averaged 4.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game in 12.5 minutes per game for head coach Tom Crean, while shooting 48.5 percent (16-of-33) from 3-point territory ... Was perfect five-of-five from the field for a career-best 14 points in addition to five rebounds in 17 minutes against North Dakota State ... Had three points and four rebounds in 15 minutes against No. 14 North Carolina ... Had five points, four rebounds and one steal in 15 minutes against Butler ... Tallied seven points in 16 minutes off the pine against James Madison in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton ... Did not score but played 15 minutes to help IU to a win over Temple in the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... Scored two points and grabbed a pair of rebounds against Syracuse at the regional semifinals in Washington, D.C.
2011-12 (AS AN IU FRESHMAN): Played in 32 games and contributed 3.0 points and 0.5 assists per game for an IU team that lost to eventual National Champion Kentucky in the Sweet 16 ... Scored four points in 17 minutes off the bench against New Mexico State in the NCAA Tournament ... Dropped in four points in 16 minutes off the bench against VCU in the NCAA Tournament ... Played 14 minutes and scored six points and added a rebound against Kentucky in the NCAA South Regional.
AT LOUISVILLE EASTERN: A First Team All-State selection by the Louisville Courier Journal ... Was named MVP among Louisville and Lexington players by the B/C Times after averaging 16 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.5 steals during his senior season ... Led Eastern to a 33-3 record and the No. 1 ranking in the state, advancing to the Final Four of the Kentucky state tournament ... As a junior, he was named First Team All-Seventh Region and averaged 14 points per game while leading his team to a 21-9 record ... As a sophomore, he led Eastern to the Sweet 16 semifinals of the Kentucky state tournament ... Was a part of 113 wins during his four seasons at Eastern High School, the most in school history ... Kameron Woods (Butler) was a teammate ... Basketball coach: Jason Couch.
PERSONAL: A sport management major ... born August 17, 1992 in Louisville, Ky. ... parents are Natasha Elliot and Tim Abell ... siblings are Joy and Diamond Abell ... aunt is Wilma Rudolph and cousin is Bo Jackson.
|XAVIER CAREER HIGHS|
|Points||18||at Auburn (December 20, 2014)|
|Field Goals Made||6||vs. Long Beach State (November 18, 2014)|
|Field Goals Attempted||12||vs. Long Beach State (November 18, 2014)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||5||vs. Marquette (January 17, 2015)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||9||vs. Marquette (January 17, 2015)|
|Free Throws Made||7||at Butler (January 10, 2015)|
|Free Throws Attempted||8||at Butler (January 10, 2015)|
|Rebounds||8||at Georgetown (January 27, 2015)|
|Assists||5||vs. Alabama (December 6, 2014)|
|Blocks||1||Three times, last vs. Butler (February 21, 2015)|
|Steals||2||Four times, last vs. Butler (February 21, 2015)|