Harold Ellis (basketball)

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Harold Ellis
Personal information
Born (1970-10-07) October 7, 1970 (age 44)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Career information
High school Frederick Douglass
(Atlanta, Georgia)
College Morehouse College (1988–1992)
NBA draft 1992 / Undrafted
Pro career 1992–2001
Career history
1992 Atlanta Eagles (USBL)
1992–1993 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
1993 Atlanta Eagles (USBL)
1993–1994 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
1994–1995 Los Angeles Clippers
1995–1996 Aris Thessaloniki (Greece)
1996–1997 Apollon Patras (Greece)
1997 Tau Cerámica (Spain)
1997 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
1997–1998 Denver Nuggets
1998–1999 Iraklio (Greece)
1999 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
1999–2001 Las Vegas Silver Bandits (IBL)

Harold Ellis (born October 7, 1970) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'5" (1.96 m) guard from Morehouse College, Ellis was never drafted by an NBA team but did manage to play in 3 NBA seasons.

Following a two season stint with the Quad City Thunder of the Continental Basketball Association, Ellis played for the Los Angeles Clippers from 1993-1995. He then moved to Europe and the Greek league to play for Aris BC during 1995-96 and Apollon Patras BC during 1996-1997. He then returned to the NBA to play for the Denver Nuggets during the 1997-98 season.

In his NBA career, Ellis played in 145 games and scored a total of 840 points. On January 14, 1994, he scored a career high 29 points as a member of the Clippers versus the Boston Celtics.

Ellis was a minor league coordinator/scout for the Atlanta Hawks[1] for six seasons, before his hiring on June 23, 2008 as an assistant coach to newly hired Detroit Pistons head coach Michael Curry.[2] From 2009 to 2012, he was a scout for the Pistons. In 2012, Ellis was named director of pro scouting for the Orlando Magic.[3]


  1. ^ HAWKS: Harold Ellis Bio
  2. ^ Curry picks former Raptors coach Walker as one of assistants
  3. ^ 2012-13 Orlando Magic media guide

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