In last Saturday’s NIT game, a 71-60 loss to Memphis:
*Elijah Weaver led Dayton with 16 points.
*Back-to-back threes by Elijah Weaver boosted UD to a 21-19 advantage with 7:01 to go.
• Elijah Weaver transferred from USC last summer and was slated to
sit out the 2019-20 season for developmental reasons.
• He was a key player in the USC rotation as a freshman and
sophomore, seeing action in 59 games with 19 starts and averaging
5.9 points, 2.1 assists, 2.1 rebounds, and 21.3 minutes a game.
• As a high school senior at Rockledge High School in Cocoa, Fla., he
averaged 23.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 8.7 assists, and 4.3 steals a game
and was named the Florida 6A Player of the Year.
• He was named to Florida Today’s Space Coast All-Decade Team in
the spring of 2020.
• Weaver found out he was eligible two hours before making his
Dayton debut in the Ole Miss win.
• Weaver made his first Flyer start at Davidson. He had 11 points
(4-5 FG, 3-3 FT) and seven assists (with one turnover). He had
assists on three of UD’s first four baskets in the game.
• He scored 12 points in the win at Saint Louis.
• Weaver had 13 points (5-7 FG), six rebounds and four assists in
the second George Mason win.
• He had 10 points (2-3 3-pt.) vs. VCU in Dayton.
• Redshirted the first semester after transferring from USC
• Was a key player in the USC rotation as a freshman and sophomore
• Played in 59 games with 19 starts, averaging 5.9 points, 2.1 assists, 2.1 rebounds, and 21.3 minutes a game
• In 2019-20, he started 14 games and averaged 6.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. He was fifth on the team in scoring as the Trojans went 22-9 overall
In High School
• As a freshman, attended Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Fla., then spent two years at Oldsmar Christian School in the Tampa area
• As a junior, led Oldsmar Christian to the Sunshine Independent Athletic Association state championship
• For his senior season, Weaver played at Rockledge High School near his hometown of Cocoa, Fla.
• Averaged 23.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 8.7 assists, and 4.3 steals a game and was named the Florida 6A Player of the Year
• Helped lead Rockledge High to a 25-4 record and to the District 14 6A title
• Was named to Florida Today’s Space Coast All-Decade Team in the spring of 2020
• Was a four-star recruit who ranked 45th in the class of 2018, according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings. The highest of the rankings he earned was 37th on ESPN’s top 100 list
• Son of Taucia Brown and Maurice Griffin
• Born on Dec. 30, 1998
• Has two siblings — Tauchon and Monesha Griffin
• Majoring in General Studies
• Played AAU with Team Breakdown
• High School Coaches were Jordan Fair and John Bianchi
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