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      Dale Ellis
Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Marietta HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 205

Position:
F

Birthdate:
08/06/1960

Experience:
4L

Graduated:
Yes

TENNESSEE HONORS
  • No. 14 jersey retired (March 1, 2014)
  • Tennessee Basketball All-Century Team
  • 2004 SEC Basketball Legend
  • 1989 Clarion Ledger/Jackson Daily News SEC Team of the 1980s
  • 1986 Lakeland Ledger 25-Year All-SEC Team (honorable mention)
  • 1983 Consensus All-American
  • 1983 SEC Player of the Year
  • 1983 All-SEC first team (AP)
  • 1983 All-SEC first team (UPI)
  • 1983 All-SEC first team (Coaches)
  • 1982 SEC Player of the Year
  • 1982 All-SEC first team (AP)
  • 1982 All-SEC first team (UPI)
  • 1982 All-SEC first team (Coaches)
  • Sports Illustrated National Player of the Week (Jan. 30, 1982)
  • 1981 All-SEC second team (AP)
  • 1981 All-SEC second team (UPI)
  • 1980 SEC All-Freshman Team
NBA CAREER
  • Selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the ninth overall pick in the 1983 NBA Draft.
  • Played 17 seasons in the NBA for nine different teams (six-plus years with Seattle and also spent time with Dallas, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Denver, Charlotte and Miami).
  • He ranks tied for eighth on the NBA's all-time list for 3-pointers made (1,719) and tied for 25th in career 3-point shooting percentage (.403).
  • Was the first player in the history of the league to make 1,000 3-point shots.
  • Arguably the best 3-point shooter in NBA history, he led the league with a .464 3-point shooting percentage in 1997-98.
  • Earned third-team All-NBA honors in 1988-89, when he averaged a career-best 27.5 points (third in the league, behind only Michael Jordan [32.5 ppg] and Karl Malone [29.1 ppg])and 4.2 rebounds per game.
  • Won the NBA Long Distance Shootout during the 1989 All-Star Weekend in Houston.
  • Scored 27 points on 12-of-16 shooting in the 1989 NBA All-Star Game in Houston.
  • Earned the NBA Most Improved Player Award in 1986-87 when he averaged 24.9 points per game for the Seattle Supersonics.
1982-83 - SENIOR
  • Finished his career ranking third on Tennessee's career scoring lists with 2,065 career points.
  • Finished his collegiate career holding Tennessee field-goal percentage records for both single-season (65.4 percent in 1981-82) and career (59.5 percent).
  • Set Tennessee record (has since been broken) for single-season scoring with 724 points.
  • Started all 32 contests for the Vols, averaging 36.8 minutes per game.
  • Averaged career-highs for scoring (22.6 ppg) and rebounding (6.5 rpg) while shooting .601 from the field.
  • Totaled 31 points in UT's 69-61 loss at 10th-ranked Kentucky (2/27/83).
  • Had 35 points in Tennessee's home victory over Auburn (2/22/83).
  • Scored a career-high 39 points in UT's home win over Oklahoma City (12/22/82).
1981-82 - JUNIOR
  • Led Tennessee to a 20-10 overall record and the 1982 Southeastern Conference championship.
  • Started all 30 games for the Volunteers, playing a career-high 37.8 minutes per game.
  • Led the SEC in field-goal percentage, making 65.4 percent of his shots.
  • Scored 21.2 points and grabbed 6.3 rebounds per game while shooting a career-best .654 from the field and .796 from the free-throw line.
  • Dropped 38 points in a 77-72 overtime loss at 13th-ranked Alabama (1/30/82).
1980-81 - SOPHOMORE
  • Appeared in 29 games and made 28 starts.
  • Scored 17.7 points and pulled down 6.4 rebounds while playing 36.4 minutes per game.
1979-80 - FRESHMAN
  • Started six of the 27 games in which he appeared.
  • Totaled a career-best 34 assists (1.3 apg).
  • Played 21.2 minutes per game, averaging 7.1 points and 3.6 rebounds.
HIGH SCHOOL
  • Graduated from Marietta High School in Marietta, Ga., where he was coached by Charlie Hood.
  • Averaged 23.6 points and 15.6 rebounds while earning All-American, All-State, All-Region and All-County honors as a senior.
  • Was named the 1979 Atlanta Area Player of the Year.
PERSONAL
  • Born Aug. 6, 1960, in Marietta, Ga.
  • Academic major: Sociology (graduated 1985)
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