In the 1980s and 1990s, Mercer played professional basketball in Israel for Hapoel Tel Aviv (1981–1988) and Maccabi Tel Aviv (1988–1995). LaVon Mercer led his teams to 6 Israeli Champions (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995) and 5 Israeli State Cups (1984, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994). While playing for Maccabi, the club reached the Euroleague finals in 1989 and the Euroleague semifinals in 1991.
He is currently the women's basketball coach at Spelman College (2009).
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