|Celebrated Name:||Monta Ellis|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Monta Ellis|
|Age:||38 years old|
|Birth Date:||26th October 1985|
|Birth Place:||Jackson, Mississippi, USA|
|Height:||6 feet 3 inches (191cm)|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Juanika Ellis|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Myla Jai Ellis and Monta Ellis Jr.)|
|Is Monta Ellis Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Professional basketball player|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$35 Million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Monta Ellis is a professional basketball player and is currently a free agent. Ellis is mostly known for the time he spent in the NBA. Immediately after completing high school, he was drafted by the Golden State Warriors where he was among the top scorers in the league. He also spent some time in teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks.
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Early Life & Biography
Monta Ellis was born on the 26th of October, 1985 in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the child of Marcella Singleton and Rosa Ellis. He also has an older brother called Antwain Ellis who he admired when growing up for his basketball skills.
Ellis went to Lanier High School in his hometown of Jackson, Mississippi where he played basketball. In the 2004-05 season of high school basketball, he led his high school to its 2nd state crown in four years. In a game against Greenwood, Ellis scored a total of 72 points, which placed him tied for 2nd for the all-time scoring state charts.
After an amazing high school career, Monta was about to join the Mississippi State University for basketball but decided to join the NBA draft.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Being born on 26 October 1985, Monta Ellis is 38 years old as of today’s date 4th December 2023. His height is 191 cm tall, and weight is 84 Kg.
Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids
Monta is currently married to Juanika Ellis and the couple have two children together: Myla Jai Ellis and Monta Ellis Jr.
On joining the 2005 NBA draft, Monta ended up being the 40th overall pick by the Golden State Warriors. As a rookie, Monta didn’t get a lot of playing time, he had 46 games with 3 starts and only averaged 18.1 minutes a game.
The 2006-07 season was much better for Monta, where he helped the Golden State Warriors to return to the playoffs after taking a break for 12 good years. He increased his scoring by 9.7 points from the previous season which was the largest increase in the NBA.
In the season, he scored a season-high of 31 points three times and a career-high of 13 assists against the Los Angeles Clippers.
His successful 2006-07 season earned him NBA’s Most Improved Player and helped the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs.
Monta also had an amazing season in 2007-08 where he managed a career-high of 20.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists in 37.9 minutes. This great player ranked 14th in the NBA in field goal percentage and became only the 9th guard in NBA history to shoot 60% from the floor for an entire month in February.
In the beginning of the 2008-09 season, Ellis resigned with Golden State Warriors to a six-year, $66 Million contract. Unfortunately, Ellis was involved in a scooter accident that left him with a number of injuries. His first game of the season was against the Cleveland Cavaliers in January 23rd, 2009 where he scored 20 points.
Monta Ellis ended up having an incredible couple of seasons with the Golden State Warriors. He had an amazing chemistry with Stephen Curry and actually many other players in the league thought that Ellis deserved to be named as an All-Star.
Monta Ellis was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks on the 13th of March, 2012 together with Kwame Brown and EkpeUdoh. He continued with his amazing run in the Milwaukee Bucks where he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice.
In July 23rd, 2013, he signed a three-year $25 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks despite some people questioning his efficiency on offense. He was able to silence the doubters when he took the team to the playoffs.
He joined the Indiana Pacers in 2015 after signing a 4-year $44 million contract with them. After playing for them for a while, he was waived by the Pacers in 2017 but is to be paid through the 2021-2022 season.
Awards & Achievements
Monta Ellis has received a couple of honours during his time in the NBA. Some of them include:
- NBA Most Improved Player in 2007.
- McDonald’s All-American in 2005.
- Basketball USA in 2005.
Net Worth & Salary of Monta Ellis in 2023
Monta Ellis has had an amazing career as a basketball player ever since his high school days and moving on to the NBA. Despite making the difficult transition from high school basketball to the NBA, Monta was still able to work harder to secure his place in the league.
Monta Ellis signed some huge contracts with some of the teams in the NBA. Through these contracts with these teams, Monta was able to secure an average net worth of $35 Million as of December 2023.
Monta Ellis has had a basketball career that is filled with its usual highs and lows. Ellis is currently not playing anymore but we do wish him all the best in his future endeavours.