Monta Ellis Bio

Relationship Statistics of Monta Ellis

What is Monta Ellis marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Monta Ellis get married ? (married date):July, 2010
How many children does Monta Ellis have ? (name):2(Monta Ellis Jr, Myla Jai Ellis)
Is Monta Ellis having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Monta Ellis gay ?: No
Who is Monta Ellis wife ? (name):Juanika Amos Ellis

More about the relationship

Monta Ellis is a married man. He is married to Juanika Amos Ellis. She is a Memphis police officer. Juanika is 6 years older than him. The pair first met in Juanika’s hometown, Memphis, Tennessee in 2006.

After 4 years, they decided to tie the knot. The wedding ceremony took place at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in 2010. The couple has two children from the marriage, a son Monta Ellis Jr,  and a daughter Myla Jai Ellis.

The marriage seems stable and is going strong as no news regarding any extramarital affairs can be found currently. There is no news of divorce and they are living a perfectly happy married life.

Who is Monta Ellis?

Monta Ellis is an American professional basketball free agent. He last played for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association. He became a free agent in 2015 before signing with the Pacers.

Monta Ellis’ Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Ellis was born in Jackson, Mississippi on October 26, 1985, to Marcella Singleton and Rosa Ellis.  His name (pronounced Mon-Tay) is short for Montana, his grandfather ‘s name. Furthermore, he was one of three brothers.

He had a rough childhood as a single mother raised him and they lived in a house in the Georgetown section of Jackson. Since his brother Antwain was the best basketball player in the neighborhood, basketball was a major part of his early life. Moreover, Ellis learned from his brother Antwain about the game a lot. He belongs to African-American ethnicity and holds American nationality.

Talking about his education, Ellis attended Lanier High School in Jackson. He became the Parade Magazine High School Player of the Year 2005 and a USA Today All-American his senior year during his time there.

Monta Ellis’ Career, Salary, and Net Worth

Ellis scored his career-high 72 points in a game against Greenwood High School. Next, he scored 67 points in an 80–75 loss against renowned high school basketball powerhouse Oak Hill Academy. For his senior season, he scored 42 points in a game against South Gwinnett High School. In addition, he led Lanier to a 129–16 record in his four seasons as a starter, winning the 4A state championship in both 2002 and 2005.

Rivals.com considered him a five-star recruit. Although he initially committed to Mississippi State University, he later decided to enter the NBA draft. He hit his first career game-winning shot as time expired on January 24, 2007, to give the Warriors a 110–109 victory over the New Jersey Nets.

Ellis finished the 2008-2009 season with averages of 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in just 25 games. In season 2009-2010, he finished with a career-high average of 25.5 points per game, while adding 4.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists. Next, for 2010–11 season, he finished with averages of 24.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game. In 2011–12 season, he scored a new career-high 48 points with 7 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal and a block in a 119–116 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He averaged 20.4 points and 6.0 assists on the season.

Furthermore, he finished the 2012–13 season with averages of 19.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game. For 2013–14 season, won Western Conference Player of the Week honors for the week of April 7 to 13 after averaging 25.7 points and 4.7 assists, 4 rebounds, and a steal in three games. After 2014–15 season, he opted out of his contract with the Mavericks, becoming a free agent. Ellis signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Indiana Pacers on July 14, 2015. Furthermore, Pacers waved him on July 6, 2017.

Ellis’ current salary is $2,245,400. Furthermore, his net worth totals to an estimated amount of $ 21 million.

Monta Ellis’ Rumors, and Controversy

Ellis was part of a controversy after a former employee of the Golden State Warriors Erika Ross Smith filed a sexual harassment lawsuit in Alameda County against the team and him. She claimed that Ellis sent unwanted texts that included propositions for sexual encounters and a lewd photo.

He also became part of another controversy after he was suspended for getting into a moped accident. Furthermore, he also became part of the news for a while after he violated the league’s anti-drug program. He was suspended for testing positive for marijuana use. There is currently a rumor that the Pacers and Monta Ellis are in talks over a potential buyout.

Monta Ellis’ Body Measurements

Talking about the body measurement, Ellis has a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m). In addition, he weighs 80kg or 177lbs. Additionally, his hair color and eye color is black.

 Monta Ellis’ Social Media

Ellis is fairly active over the social media. He has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook as well as Instagram. He has more than 110K followers on Instagram. Similarly, his Facebook page has more than 20k followers.

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