Tyrone Ellis

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Tyrone Ellis
Tyrone Ellis - Estudiantes - 20110407.jpg
Tyrone Ellis playing an exhibition match in Madrid.
Bakersfield Jam
Position Assistant coach
League NBA Development League
Personal information
Born (1977-10-05) October 5, 1977 (age 38)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Career information
High school David W. Carter (Dallas, Texas)
College Southern Nazarene (1997–2001)
NBA draft 2001 / Undrafted
Pro career 2001–2012
Position Guard
Career history
As player:
2001–2002 Huntsville Flight (D-League)
2002–2003 Girona (Spain)
2003–2005 Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany)
2005 Bellevue Blackhawks (ABA)
2005–2006 Beşiktaş (Turkey)
2006–2007 Basket Napoli (Italy)
2007–2010 Cajasol Sevilla (Spain)
2010–2011 Estudiantes (Spain)
2011–2012 Lucentum Alicante (Spain)
As coach:
2012–2013 Tulsa 66ers (assistant)
2013–2014 Reno Bighorns (assistant)
2014–2015 Grand Rapids Drive (assistant)
2015–present Bakersfield Jam (assistant)

Tyrone Ellis (born October 5, 1977) is a retired naturalized Georgian professional basketball player, originally from the United States. He is 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) tall and played as a shooting guard. He is currently an assistant coach for the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.

College career[edit]

Born in Dallas, Texas, Ellis graduated from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma in 2001.

Professional career[edit]

Since his graduation from Southern Nazarene University, Ellis has played professional basketball in the United States (Huntsville Flight), Germany (Frankfurt Skyliners), Turkey (Beşiktaş Cola Turka), Italy (Basket Napoli) and Spain (Casademont Girona, Cajasol Sevilla, Asefa Estudiantes).

Coaching career[edit]

On October 30, 2015, after stints with the Tulsa 66ers, Reno Bighorns and Grand Rapids Drive, Ellis was hired by the Bakersfield Jam to be an assistant coach.[1]

Georgia national team[edit]

Ellis is also a member of the Georgia national basketball team. He played with the team at the Division B Eurobasket 2009 and averaged 16.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists during the tournament. In the finals against Belarus he averaged 13.5 points and 3.0 assists and helped Georgia to move up to Division A.


  1. ^ "Bakersfield Jam Announce 2015-16 Staff". OurSportsCentral.com. October 30, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.