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Shawnee Heights

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Topeka, KS

What do you want to celebrate about your athlete?

Elijas is the starting point guard for his teams (Shawnee Heights High School and the Kansas Hoggs AAU). He was a 3-year starting Varsity Point Guard for the T-Birds- beginning his Sophomore year.


Elijas is a competitive, defensive player...the kind of hard-working athlete who coaches love to have in their program. He works hard on the court and in the classroom. He has earned the following honors:

Student Honor Roll Athlete; 3.3 GPA

Starting SHHS PG Sophomore thru Senior Year

5A All-State Honorable Mention 2020

United Kansas Conference Second Team 2020

All-City Third Team 2020

All-City Tied for Leading Steals 2019


Elijas has a way of making people feel good about themselves, laugh even when they don't want to. Wherever he's at and whoever he's with when he gets there, he wants to make it better, more fun, more memorable.

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" I adore my son's charm. His personality is infectious. He cares about people."

- Mom

What life skills do you see your athlete learning through sports?

Through sports, Elijas has learned how to use good judgment under pressure, accept both the good and the bad, take responsibility, and be a leader.

What is a character trait your Athlete has that you adore?

I adore my son's charm. His personality is infectious. He cares about people...and all kinds of people. He accepts and appreciates people for who they are and defends the people he loves.


I love that when he comes home from a game, instead of telling me about his accomplishments, he tells me stories about what made him laugh and who made him proud.

Besides sports, what does your Athlete aspire to be?

After college, Elijas hopes to go into business, possibly real estate.

Tell us one thing you want your athlete to know.

He's more than I ever deserved...the best of me.



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Who do you look up to?

Anyone who's working hard and doing their best.


What do you love about sports?

Elijas is extremely competitive and hates to lose, but more than anything, Elijas loves the memories and the friends he's made on the court. Whether his team, opponents, or coaches, his greatest treasure in basketball is in building relationships.


What do you do in your spare time?

Since this global pandemic began, Elijas has been trying to find ways to make the most of the last days of his senior year...staying connected to friends and reconnecting with older friends, through '2k' or in other creative ways.

Congratulations, Elijas!

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Midwest Combat Academy is located at 421 Sw Van Buren St, Topeka, Kansas

Coach Shanon is extremely knowledgeable in martial arts. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to train in MMA, Muy Thai, or kickboxing to get some time training with him.

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