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Ron Ellis (basketball)

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Ron Ellis
Personal information
Born (1968-09-18) September 18, 1968 (age 52)
Monroe, Louisiana
NationalityAmerican / Belgian
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolRayville (Rayville, Louisiana)
College
NBA draft1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career1992–2007
PositionPower forward
Career history
1992–1993Fort Wayne Fury
1993Rochester Renegade
1993–1999Spirou Charleroi
1999–2000Iraklis B.C.
2000–2004Spirou Charleroi
2004–2005Antwerp Giants
2005–2007Liège
Career highlights and awards

Ron Ellis (born September 18, 1968) is a retired American basketball player. He was a standout college player at Louisiana Tech University, a second round NBA Draft pick and played professionally for 15 years.

College career

Ellis, a 6'7" power forward from Monroe, Louisiana, played collegiately for Tyler Junior College and Louisiana Tech. As a senior in the 1991–92 season, Ellis averaged 15.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game and was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year.[1]

Professional career

Following the close of his college career, Ellis was drafted in the second round of the 1992 NBA Draft (49th pick overall) by the Phoenix Suns, however he did not play in the league. He spent the 1992–93 season in the Continental Basketball Association, averaging 11.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game for the Fort Wayne Fury and Rochester Renegade.[2] He played briefly in Greece and for several years in Belgium (mostly for Spirou Charleroi), ultimately obtaining Belgian citizenship.[3]

References

  1. ^ "2012–13 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball media guide, page 65" (PDF). Sun Belt Conference. Retrieved May 23, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ 1993–94 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 288
  3. ^ "The Club Scene: Spirou Basket". eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved May 23, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


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