Fellow senior Jordan Fletcher will return too and this year will handle the bulk of responsibilities at point guard in place of graduated Jarrett Smith.
"He'll start out at point, but he'll play a lot of different positions," Elkins said, "and (juniors) Isaiah Robinson and Cory Hoshor will also play some at the point."
Buffalo's deep junior class also includes Austin Moore, Gabe Garrison and Laythen Good.
Without size to battle opponents inside, Elkins said he'll rely upon his team's other physical talents.
"I really think this team's greatest strength is its athletic ability," he said. "We do have some people that can run and jump and are pretty quick. That's going to be what we live and die by, is how much pressure we can put on people with our athletic kids."
Whether playing offense or defense, Elkins said the Bison will employ a fast-paced approach.
"We're going to try and out-run and out-athletic other teams," he said. "We do have some good shooters. We just want to play very up-tempo and see how many mistakes we can force the other team into."
Buffalo last made the State Tournament in 2008. If the Bison play to their potential, Buffalo could threaten to return, as Elkins said he expects a successful season to include 15 to 18 wins and playing in the regional finals.
With such returning talent, the Bison won't worry about size. All eyes point forward to success and, hopefully, the postseason.