LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western men’s basketball coach Aaron Muhic inked his second signing for the 2015-16 season as the recently-hired bench boss officially announced the addition of Danish guard Sebastian Filrup Eliasen (Ballerup, Denmark) Tuesday.
The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Eliasen will join the Spartans after spending two years at Yuba College in California. Eliasen will enter his second year of CIS eligibility this fall having used up only one year of eligibility while at Yuba College. In 2013-14, he helped his team to a 15-1 regular season record and a Bay Valley Conference Championship, but elected to greyshirt last season.
While in Denmark, Eliasen competed with the Under-18 National Team while also playing club basketball with Stevnsgade Basketball Klub.
“It was privilege to get to know Sebastian through the recruiting process,” Muhic said. “He is a talented, tough, hardworking individual who will be able to do many things on the basketball court for the Spartans. Coach (Doug) Cornelius has developed a top-notch program at Yuba College and has done a terrific job with Sebastian. We are inheriting a high-level basketball player and, more importantly, he will be an excellent addition to the culture at Trinity Western University as a person. I’m excited to be a part of his growth as a person and I know he will be a great fit as he strives to compete as a Complete Champion.”
Yuba College head coach Doug Cornelius said: “Sebastian is a very athletic wing who can play above the rim offensively as well as rebound the heck out of his position defensively. He’s a good shooter up to the 3-point line and he also operates well from mid-range and around the basket. The best part of Sebastian though is his extremely high character off the court and how seriously he takes his academics. He will be a tremendous fit for Trinity Western’s basketball program and its community.”
Eliasen, who plans to study psychology, added: “Trinity Western seems like a great place to combine academics and athletics. I’m thrilled to be joining the Spartans and can’t wait to be a part of both the team and the community.”
Eliasen joins point guard Dean Richey (Spokane, Wash.) as Muhic’s first two announced commitments for 2015-16.