Monta Ellis is a renowned American professional basketball player. He attended Lanier High School in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was a McDonald's All-American and first-Parade All- American. Monta entered the NBA directly out of high school, being drafted with the 40th overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in the 2005 NBA draft.
In his sophomore NBA season, Monta averaged 16.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting, leading to him being named as the NBA Most Improved Player in 2007. Monta finished in the top 10 in the league in scoring average in both the 2009-2010, and 2011-2012 seasons.
After six and a half seasons with the Warriors, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in March 2012. A season and a half with the Bucks was followed by two seasons with the Dallas Mavericks and two seasons with the Indiana Pacers.
Our Program, Ellis Elite was founded by NBA veteran
Monta Ellis and his wife, Juanika to provide future athletes with an opportunity to learn essential basketball skills to strengthen
their talents and confidence to compete at the highest level.
Our vision is to cultivate athletes’ basketball
talents and nurture their character with a special emphasis on enhancing the whole person – on and off court.
Monta believes in sportsmanship first, which is a vital part of the sport. Basketball has always been more than a game to him and Monta understands the power of teamwork to reach optimal success. From his childhood, Monta was often considered a rare talent with such outstanding basketball achievements at a young age; however while it came easy to some people he knew hard work, practice and dedication was key for success. His journey has proven the importance of putting your craft first and never wavering from fulfilling your dream.
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