DRAFT CENTRAL: Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis


Height: ... 6-3
Weight: ... 175
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College/Country: ... Lanier High School (Mississippi)

Resume: Named to 2005 USA Men’s Junior National Select Team…Finalist for the 2005 Naismith Trophy (best high-school boys player)…2005 McDonald’s All-American…Selected for the 2005 Roundball Classic and Jordan Classic…Named the co-MVP at the 2004 Reebok ABCD Camp…Was named all-conference, all-city and all-state all four years in high school…Averaged 38.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 4.5 steals per game as a senior in high school…Finished high school with a 129-16 record.

Dave Babcock, Milwaukee Bucks Director of Player Personnel: “He's the best high school player to come out of the state of Mississippi, which is a feather in his cap. I see him as a combo guard; he can really score but also has the skills to play the point. He's a great kid with a great attitude. He needs to mature physically, but has a good change to be a very special player. Another McDonald's All-American."

Chris Monter, College Basketball News: "He's a big-time scorer. Ellis is an excellent athlete and vey explosive. He can create his own shot and is not afraid to take the ball to the hoop. He's a bit undersized at shooting guard and will have to improve his playmaking skills to see some time at point guard.


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Third Mississippi high school senior to declare for the draft in the last three years: Travis Outlaw of Starkville (Portland) and Al Jefferson of Prentiss (Boston).
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Scored 72 points in a game as a high school senior. Also tallied 65 in a game last year.
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Scoring average as a senior where he also added 7.7 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game.