Lavelle Felton

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Lavelle Felton
Personal information
Born(1979-10-05)October 5, 1979
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
DiedAugust 13, 2009(2009-08-13) (aged 29)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Career information
High schoolMadison (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
CollegeChipola JC (1999–2001)
Louisiana Tech (2001–2003)
NBA draft2003 / Undrafted
Playing career2003–2009
Career history
2003–2005Büyük Kolej (Turkey)
2005–2006Iraklis Thessaloniki (Greece)
2006ASVEL Villeurbanne (France)
2006–2007AEK Athens (Greece)
2007–2008Science City Jena (Germany)
2008–2009Paderborn Baskets (Germany)

Lavelle Felton (October 5, 1979 – August 13, 2009) was an American professional basketball player playing in the European professional basketball leagues.

Amateur career[edit]

Nicknamed "Velle" or "Romie", he had played in Madison High School in Milwaukee and then played college basketball with the Louisiana Tech University's Bulldogs where he averaged 13.7 points and 5.1 rebounds a game in 2002-03.

Professional career[edit]

He started his professional basketball career in the Turkish Basketball League's Büyük Kolej for 2 years, before moving on to Greece and France and finally landing in Germany playing for Paderborn Baskets club in the German Basketball Bundesliga, helping the club reach the playoffs.


He was shot and seriously wounded while in his driver's seat in a Milwaukee gas station on August 12, 2009, dying of his wounds just one day later.[1] He had a 5-year-old stepson, a 4-year-old son, and a 2-year-old daughter with his girlfriend.