The American professional basketball player, Monta Ellis was born on 26th October 1985. He was born in Jackson, Mississippi. He is of American nationality. He is 6 feet and 3 inches tall. Ellis was born to Rosa Ellis and Marcella Singleton. He has been married to his wife Juanika and has been blessed with two beautiful kids. He went to Lanier High School. He recorded 4167 points at the start of his career and thus he was the second highest point scorer in the Mississippi History. Ellis went to Mississippi University and then continued his career with the NBA Draft. He served as a ball boy at the game in high school.

Career

Monta Ellis was drafted with the 40th overall pick by the Golden Warriors. He has played for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA. In the year 2012, he was traded from the Golden State to the Milwaukee Bucks. He signed with the Dallas Mavericks team in the year 2013. In the year 2015, he turned into a free agent. Ellis completed his 2005-06 season with 6.8 points and 1.6 assists. In the 2006-07 season, he scored 13 assists against the Clippers.

Ellis recorded 16.5 points per game, earning himself the NBA's Improved Player award. Ellis completed the 2007-08 season with a career high 20.2 points per game. In the year 2008, he was known to be the maximum paid player in the team. Ellis signed a 6 year contract of $67 million with the Warriors. He finished the 2009-09 season with 4.3 rebounds. He finished his 2009-10 season with 5.3 assists, 25.5 points.

Ellis gave the Warriors an exciting 110-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers in the year 2011. Ellis finished the 2010-11 season with 3.5 rebounds, 24.1 points and 5.6 assists. He finished the 2011-12 season with averaging 6.0 assists and 20.4 points per game. Ellis made a game winning three-pointer against the Houston in the year 2013. He finished the 2012-13 season with 3.9 rebounds, 19.2 points and 6.0 assists per game. He recorded 4.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists and an average of 25.7 points in the year 2014.

Ellis signed a 4 year contract with the Indiana Pacers of $44 million. In the Indiana Pacer's season, he scored 7 rebounds, 19 points, 3 steals and 7 assists in a win over the Dallas Mavericks. It's his feel for the game that makes him an outstanding player. He proved himself in the performance in all games. He made a leap into basketball directly from high school to the Golden Warriors.

Ellis is believed to be one of the league's most dynamic players. He used to mimic the moves Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan to keep his passion for basketball alive. Ellis has been always known for his incredible shots and unstoppable speed.

Ellis has 24,531 likes and 24,411 followers on Facebook. He has 116k followers on Instagram. He has over 5k followers on twitter. The successful basketball player, Monta has earned a Net worth of around $21 million.

Last Modified: 04 May, 2018




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