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Ron Ellis (basketball)

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Ron Ellis
Personal information
Born (1968-09-18) September 18, 1968 (age 47)
Monroe, Louisiana
Nationality American / Belgian
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Career information
High school Rayville (Rayville, Louisiana)
College Tyler JC (1988–1990)
Louisiana Tech (1990–1992)
NBA draft 1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1992–2005
Position Power forward
Career history
1992–1993 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
1993 Rochester Renegade (CBA)
1993–1999 Spirou Charleroi (Belgium)
1999–2000 Iraklis B.C. (Greece)
2000–2004 Spirou Charleroi (Belgium)
2004–2005 Antwerp Giants (Belgium)
2005–2007 Liège (Belgium)
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. 
  2. ^ 1993–94 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 288
  3. ^ "The Club Scene: Spirou Basket". eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 

External links

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