|Hometown:||San Angelo, Texas|
|High School:||William H. Taft|
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Joey Tate and the Raiders at William H. Taft High School ... Was a three-year team captain for the Raiders ... Honored as the 2011 Texas District 27-5A MVP ... Also named to the San Antonio Express-News 2011 All-Area Class 5A team ... Averaged 11.3 points, 3.7 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game as a senior ... Helped the Raiders to a 34-6 overall record in his final year ... Led Taft into the 2011 5A UIL Boys Basketball State Championships -- its first appearance in 11 seasons ... Raiders advanced to 2011 state tournament with a 15-1 record in District 27-5A regional play ... Also helped lead the Raiders to the District 27-5A finals as a junior, with a 27-8 record and a Texas regional-quarterfinal appearance as a sophomore ... Played AAU basketball with the Texas D-1 Ambassadors -- the same program that also produced Northern Colorado guard Paul Garnica ... Chose Northern Colorado over Stephen F. Austin, Texas-Arlington, Wichita State and Mercer.
PERSONAL: Last name pronounced "eh-LEE-us" ... Son of Jesus Elias and Terry Bethel ... Born on Sept. 21, 1992, in San Angelo, Texas ... Plans to major in Business Administration while at Northern Colorado.