Derek Elston returned to the court for the Hoosiers on Wednesday night and saw seven minutes of action. While Elston did pick up a quick four fouls, he showed an awareness on both ends of the floor that just might prove handy in a frontcourt reserve role as Indiana enter the thick of the Big Ten season and beyond starting tomorrow evening against the Wolverines.
A look at some slices of his on-court work against Purdue in the latest edition of Film Session:
I. PICK AND ROLL
We see some weave handoff action on the right wing between Jordan Hulls and Victor Oladipo as Elston begins to curl up:
As Oladipo comes around to the top of the key, Elston sets a ball screen for him:
With A.J. Hammons staying put at the left elbow — perhaps to guard against an Oladipo drive; perhaps because he was just out of proper position — Elston cuts hard into the paint and with him open, Oladipo knifes a pass in:
Elston goes hard to the rim without hesitation, draws the foul and hits both free throws:...