Tuesday, July 22, 2014

UIS men’s basketball team adds transfer Elem

University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball coach Bill Walker announced the signing of junior college transfer Sammie Elem on Monday.

Elem is transferring from Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colo., and will have two years of eligibility. In one season with the Rattlers, the 6-foot-7 forward averaged 7.2 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 48.8 percent from the floor. Prior to his stint at Otero, Elem played at Wilbur Wright Community College in Chicago.

Elem graduated from Normal University High School, where he averaged 12.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.

Elem was featured by The State Journal-Register on July 22, 2014.

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