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Monta Ellis was born on the 26th October 1985, in Jackson, Mississippi USA, and is a basketball player in the position of shooting guard or point guard for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA. His nickname, The Mississippi Bullet is due to his state of origin and to his great speed on the basketball court. Monta Ellis has been playing basketball professionally since 2005.
How much is the net worth of Monta Ellis? It has been estimated that the overall size of the sportsman’s wealth is as much as $21 million, as of the data presented in 2016. The main source of his fortune is basketball, in the NBA.
Monta Ellis Net Worth $21 Million
To begin with, he attended Lanier High School in Jackson where he was elected Parade Magazine High School Player of the Year. His last year in high school was the best, averaging 38.4 points, 6.8 assists, 7.9 rebounds and 4.5 steals per game.
Subsequently, instead of matriculating to Mississippi State University, he decided to go straight into the 2005 NBA Draft, the start of his professional career, with the player being chosen 40th overall in the second round of the NBA draft 2005 by the Golden State Warriors. Ellis was considered as one of the players to watch in the summer league in 2006, but was held out of the game because of knee problems. At the beginning of 2007 he experienced his first victory, 110-109 over the New Jersey Nets. Then, he was chosen to play in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge during the NBA All-Star weekend, and Monta managed to score 28 points. The same year, he received the title of the NBA’s Most Improved Player, which continued for the player from Mississippi in the next two seasons. At the beginning of 2008, he set a new personal career record scoring 39 points, but raised that a few months later when he played perhaps his best game in his career, with 42 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. In 2008 Ellis has he tore a ligament in his ankle. The player returned in the beginning of 2009 with a game to 20 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, a block and a stolen ball. After a decline in February, he returned to perfect form in March, managing to make 23.5 points per game, 49% from the field and 87% from the line of free throw.
In 2012, he was directed to the Milwaukee Bucks in return for the guard/forward Stephen Jackson and centre Andrew Bogut. In 2013, he decided to become a free agent, and subsequently signed a contract for two years with an option for a third year with the team of the Dallas Mavericks. Since 2015, he has been playing with the team of the Indiana Pacers. The last season he played 33.8 minutes per game scoring 13.8 points, making 3.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.
Finally, in the personal life of the professional basketball player, Monta has been married to Juanika, since 2010, and they have two children.