Darrell Eugene Elston (born August 15, 1952) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Tipton, Indiana, he was a 6'3½" (192 cm) 190 lb (86 kg) guard and played collegiately at the University of North Carolina.
Elston was selected with the 7th pick of the third round in the 1974 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He was also selected in the fourth round of the 1974 American Basketball Association draft by the Carolina Cougars. He played for the Virginia Squires in 1974–75, playing 72 games and averaging 8.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. On August 18, 1976, the former ABA's Indiana Pacers signed Elston in their first move since their absorption into the NBA. In 1976-77, Elston played 5 games for the Pacers, averaging 1.0 point, 1.2 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game. He was waived not long after.
His son Derek received a college scholarship offer from Indiana University in 2007. He was rated by ESPN as one of the top five current high school boys' players from Indiana in early 2009.
- ^ a b Indiana Pacers - Franchise Snapshot, Basketball Digest, March–April, 2004, by Brett Ballantini
- ^ Elston turning heads on summer circuit, kokomotribune.com, published July 11, 2007
- ^ Indiana faces tough test in New York
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