Monta Ellis is an American professional basketball player who became well known after playing for the basketball team, Golden States Warriors. Before that, he played in the Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks. Currently, he plays for the Indiana Pacers as a shooting guard.
Monta Ellis is married to Juanika Ellis since 2010. She is a Memphis police officer. Ellis and his wife have two children from their relationship son, Monta Ellis Jr., and daughter Myla Jai Ellis.
Monta Ellis Early Life and Education
Monta Ellis was born on 26th October 1985, in Jackson, Mississippi to Marcella Singleton, father, and Rosa Ellis, mother. He grew up along with his brother, Antwain Ellis.
Monta is a graduate of the Lanier High School. During his time at Lanier, he played basketball with several schools including, Greenwood High School, Oak Hill Academy, South Gwinnett High School etc. His incredible dribbling and shooting made him Parade Magazine High School of the Year and USA Today All-American.
Monta Ellis Basketball Career
The handsome and hardworking, Monta began his professional basketball career in 2005 with the basketball team, Golden State Warriors. After playing for 7 seasons for GSW, he joined Milwaukee Bucks. Following his career, he then played with the team, Dallas Mavericks, and Indiana Pacers.
Youtube: Monta Ellis 10 plays his career.
Till the present context, Monta has received multiple awards for his incredible basketball talents. Some of them are listed below
- First-team Parade All-American- 2005
- Mr. Basketball USA- 2005
- McDonald's All-American 2005
- NBA Most Improved Player- 2007
Monta Recent Activity
Monta Ellis is currently playing for the team, Indiana Pacers. In 2014, he signed the four-year contract of $44 million. He made debut with the team during the match against, Toronto Raptors. On July 2017, he was waived by the Pacers.
Monta Ellis Married, Children, Affairs, Girlfriend
The talented basketball player, Monta Ellis is married to his beautiful girlfriend, Juanika Ellis since 2010. She is a Memphis police officer. Ellis and his wife have two children from their relationship son, Monta Ellis Jr., and daughter Myla Jai Ellis.
Instagram: Monta Ellis and his wife, Juanika.
The couple met each other in Monta's hometown Memphis in 2006. They dated for almost 4 years and got married. Their marriage ceremony was held at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church.
In 2012, Monta reached a settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit against former employee of the Golden State Warriors Erika Ross Smith. She claimed that Ellis sent unwanted texts including a photo of his genitals.
Currently, he is living a happy life with his spouse and children. Besides their relationship, none of them have involved in extra love affairs.
Monta Ellis Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary
Monta Ellis started playing basketball since his early age. He was Parade Magazine High School Player of the Year as well as USA Today All-American. After his successful high school basketball career, Golden State Warriors picked him during the second round of the 2005 NBA draft.
By 2008, he became the highest paid player on the team with a six-year contract of $67 million.
He served for the team Warriors until 2012 and was traded to Milwaukee Bucks along with Kwame Brown and Ekpe Udoh in exchange for Stephen Jackson and Andrew Bogut.
However, he played with Bucks for a year and in 2013 Dallas Mavericks signed a contract with him. He played two seasons for Dallas and opted out his contract being a free agent. Currently, he plays for the team Indiana Pacers. In 2014, he signed a four-year contract of $44 million.
Instagram: Monta Ellis with the team Indian Pacers.
Monta earns a tremendous amount of money from his basketball career. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018, it is found out that his current estimated net worth is around $21 million.