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Keon Ellis: 2022 Draft Prospect

Height: 6-5
Weight: 167
Position: G
College: Alabama
Age: 22

2021-2022 Season Stats
PPG: 12.1
RPG: 6.1
APG: 1.8
BLK: 0.6
STL: 1.9

Player Bio
Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

Career Highlights

  • Second Team NJCAA All-American (2020)
  • First Team All-Conference (2020)
  • First Team All-State (2020)
  • Single-season school scoring record holder (562 points in 2020)


  • One of the league’s top two-way players who earned a spot on the SEC All-Defensive Team
  • Also was the Tide’s representative on the SEC Community Service Team
  • Was the only player on the squad to have played and started in all 33 contests
  • Ranked as the Tide’s top player when it comes to plus-minus totals leading the way with a +87 – an average of 9.4 per 40 minutes which ranked sixth-best in the SEC
  • Led the team in rebounding (6.1 rpg), three-point field goal percentage (36.6 percent), steals (1.9 spg), free throw percentage (88.1 percent), deflections (126), Hard Hat Awards (12) and Blue Collar Points (506.5)
  • Led the SEC and ranked 24th nationally in free-throw percentage and ranked eighth in the league in threes made per game (2.0)
  • Ranked second on the team in minutes played (30.9 mpg) and was third in both blocks (19) and assists (1.5 apg)
  • Had 19 games in double-digits, 17 games in which he led the team in steals and 10 times he topped UA in rebounding
  • His 10 games of three or more steals led Alabama 
  • Accounted for a career-best 28 points on 7-of-11 shooting from deep, also career-best marks, to go along with five rebounds and four steals at then-No. 5 Kentucky (2/19)
  • Scored 22 points against Miami (11/28) at the ESPN Events Invitational, hitting a then-career-high five three-pointers in the victory
  • Led the team in +/- with a +37 against Louisiana Tech (11/9), which matched the highest single-game total in school history
  • Also added 18 points, nine rebounds and three steals in the win over Tech
  • Notched his first career double-double with 15 points and a career-best 13 rebounds along with three assists and a steal against South Dakota State (11/12)
  • Recorded a plus-minus of +63 in the season’s first two games, which set a school record
  • Scored 18 points in a win over South Alabama (11/16), adding six rebounds and three steals in the victory
  • Recorded his second double-double of the year Jacksonville State (12/18), scoring a team-leading 20 points and pulling down 10 rebounds
  • Scored 13 points and a team-leading four steals in the Tide’s win against Florida (1/5)
  • Contributed 13 points while shooting 5-of-6 from the field in the Tide’s win against Ole Miss (2/9)
  • Contributed nine rebounds, nine points, five assists, a block and a steal in the Tide’s win against Tennessee (12/30)
  • Added 12 points to go with eight rebounds, an assist, and three steals against then-No. 13/16 LSU (1/19)
  • Contributed a team-leading four steals against then-No. 4 Auburn (1/11), along with 10 points and seven rebounds
  • Swiped a team-high four steals while putting up 15 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two blocks against Georgia (1/25)
  • Led the Tide with 19 points to go along with six rebounds against Memphis (12/14)


  • Played in 32 games making seven starts, including starting in each of the Tide’s final five contests
  • Finished the year averaging 5.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game
  • Ranked second on the team in three-point field goal percentage at 38.9 percent (21-of-54) and fourth in steals per game (1.1)
  • Also ranked third in total deflections (66) and fourth in total Blue Collar Points (330)
  • Earned the team’s Hard Hat Award twice, with those coming at Kentucky (1/12) and home vs. LSU (2/3)
  • Began the season 0-of-5 from three through his first seven games but finished the year 21-of-49 (.429) from beyond the arc
  • Connected on 38.9 percent (21-of-54) from deep on the season
  • Scored a career-best 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field and a perfect 3-of-3 from beyond the arc in the win over Florida (1/5)
  • Scored 14 points, connecting a career-best 6-of-8 field goals including 2-of-4 from deep, with a clutch three in the final minutes to help fend off LSU in the SEC Championship game (3/14)
  • Recorded the second double-digit game of his career with 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field, to go along with five rebounds at then-No. 24 Oklahoma (1/30)
  • Collected 10 points and matched career highs with nine rebounds and three steals in the Sweet 16 overtime loss to UCLA (3/28)
  • Accounted for eight points, a career-high nine boards and three assists in the win over Vanderbilt (2/20)
  • Finished the year with six games in double figures and four games with three or more steals

2018-20 (Florida SouthWestern State College)

  • Named a Second Team NJCAA All-American
  • A four-star junior college prospect by after playing two seasons under head coach Eric Murphy at Florida SouthWestern State College
  • Rated by 247Sports as the No. 1 combo guard and the No. 4 JUCO player in the nation
  • Averaged 18.7 ppg for the Buccaneers, who finished the 2019-20 season with a 29-2 overall record and were ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA
  • Connected on 54 percent shooting from the field, 40 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the charity stripe for the year
  • Made his presence felt on the defensive end as he averaged 2.1 steals and 1.2 blocks per game as a sophomore, making him just one of four players nationally to average 2.0 or more steals and 1.0 or more blocks per game
  • His 562 points and 64 steals during his sophomore season are the most in a single season in school history  
  • Finished his career ranked among the program’s top-10 in career points, field goals made, field goal percentage, three-pointers made, three-point percentage, free throws made, free throws attempted, blocked shots and ranks as FSW's all-time leader with 114 steals 
  • Helped lead the Buccaneers to a 59-5 record over his two seasons (2018-20) and back-to-back undefeated Suncoast Conference Championships, as well as consecutive berths in the NJCAA National Tournament     
  • Scored 20 or more points in 10 games during his freshman season, including a career-best 41 points in a 92-77 win over St. Petersburg College while he made a career-high eight three-pointers in a win over Miami Dade (Dec. 10, 2019)

Prep Highlights

  • Led Leesburg High School under head coach Sean Campbell to back-to-back state titles in 2017 and 2018
  • A two-time Class 6A All-State and All-Area honoree by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC)
  • Averaged 18.1 points per game as a senior on his way to earning 2018 first team all-state honors
  • Led Leesburg to a 29-1 record and a second consecutive state championship that season and was chosen to compete in the FABC All-Star game at the end of the year
  • As a junior, he helped the Yellow Jackets to the first of consecutive state titles while earning second team all-state and first team all-area recognition
  • Averaged 12.7 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game during the 2017-18 campaign

Personal Information

  • Born Jan. 8, 2000 
  • Son of Jeremy Evans and Montea Ellis 
  • Has two brothers, Antwan Clayton and Kavon Ellis, and a sister, Mone’k Clayton
  • Oldest brother Antwan played basketball at Jacksonville University 
  • Majoring in business

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