Bo Ellis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Boo Ellis, a professional basketball player in the 1950s.
Bo Ellis
Personal information
Born (1954-08-08) August 8, 1954 (age 62)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school Parker (Chicago, Illinois)
College Marquette (1973–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Position Power forward
Number 31
Career history
As player:
19771980 Denver Nuggets
1981–1982 Maine Lumberjacks
As coach:
1987–1988 Collins Academy HS (assistant)
1988–1998 Marquette (assistant)
1998–2003 Chicago State
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Maurice H. "Bo" Ellis (born August 8, 1954) is an American former professional basketball player.

A 6'9" forward from Parker High School in Chicago, Ellis played college basketball at Marquette University and won an NCAA Championship in 1977. After graduating, he played three seasons of professional basketball for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, averaging 3.6 points per game. He later held coaching positions at Marquette and Chicago State University.

Recently, Ellis worked with the Chicago Public Schools' athletics administration.[1][2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Chicago State Cougars (Mid-Continent Conference) (1998–2003)
1998–99 Chicago State 3–24 3–11 T–7th
1999–00 Chicago State 10–18 7–9 7th
2000–01 Chicago State 5–22 2–14 9th
2001–02 Chicago State 2–26 0–14 8th
2002–03 Chicago State 3–15* 0–2* 8th*
Chicago State: 23–105 12–50

(*) Indicates record/standing at time
of resignation from Chicago State.

Total: 23–105

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ Mike Nieto. Former Marquette star Bo Ellis devotes life to helping youth. The Times (Munster, Indiana). August 26, 2007. Retrieved on December 3, 2008.
  2. ^ Rossi, Rosalind (March 30, 2010). "Ex-Marquette star Ellis let go from CPS". Chicago Sun-Times. 

External links[edit]