#33 Elijah Hughes
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6'6" 215 lbs Forward
HS: Beacon High Beacon, NY
HS: John F. Kennedy Catholic Lincolndale, NY
HS: South Kent Prep South Kent, CT
Born: Poughkeepsie, NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2018-19 So F 34 34 1108 155 369
42.0%
69 93
74.2%
87 236
36.9%
50 147 124 23 72 3 63 42 27 466 13.7 1.5 4.3
2019-20 Jr F 32 32 1175 198 465
42.6%
135 166
81.3%
78 229
34.1%
109 158 144 14 58 0 73 37 26 609 19.0 3.4 4.9
Career    
66
66
2283
353
834
42.3%
204
259
78.8%
165
465
35.5%
159
305
268
37
130
3
136
79
53
1075
16.3
2.4
4.6

Elijah Hughes was a forward for the Syracuse Orange basketball team for two seasons. He started his career as a complimentary three point shooter and ended as a well rounded star of the team.

Elijah Hughes Syracuse BasketballHughes started his collegiate career at East Carolina. He would miss seven games early in the season due to injury. He would eventually work his way into they lineup as a starter for seven games, and would play twenty five overall. He had a season high 19 points in a win over South Florida.

East Carolina Statistics
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2016-17 Fr G 25 7 512 58 166 34.9% 54 79 68.4% 24 88 27.3% 32 58 47 11 46 - 24 14 11 194 7.8 1.3 2.3
Career    
25
7
512
58
166
34.9%
54
79
68.4%
24
88
27.3%
32
58
47
11
46
-
24
14
11
194
7.8
1.3
2.3

Hughes would transfer to Syracuse after his freshman year. He would have to redshirt the 2017-18 season because of transfer rules.

Hughes would earn a starting position his first year, and would provide the Orange with a consistent third scoring option. He would be the team's top three point shooting option throughout the season. He would have big games in wins over Notre Dame, Duke and Miami. Hughes top scoring game was against Baylor in the loss in the NCAA tournament, when he scored 25 points on six of eleven three point shooting.

There was pressure on Hughes to fill the void with the departed Tyus Battle, and Hughes did so admirably. Hughes would be the unquestioned star of the Syracuse team, and as the season progressed most of the offense would flow through him. He would have a career high 33 points in an easy win against Georgia Tech. He would average 19 points a game despite being the defensive focus of most opponents. He would injure his groin in warm ups against North Carolina State, and would only play three minutes and fail to score in the Orange's 79-74 loss. He would recover, and score 25 points in the Orange's next game. Hughes would be named to the ACC All First Team for his efforts during the season.

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