Not to be confused with Boo Ellis, a professional basketball player in the 1950s.

Maurice H. "Bo" Ellis (born August 8, 1954) is an American former professional basketball player.

Bo Ellis
Personal information
Born (1954-08-08) August 8, 1954 (age 65)
Chicago, Illinois
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High schoolParker (Chicago, Illinois)
CollegeMarquette (1973–1977)
NBA draft1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Playing career1977–1983
PositionPower forward
Career history
As player:
19771980Denver Nuggets
1981–1982Maine Lumberjacks
1983Sarasota Stingers
As coach:
1987–1988Collins Academy HS (assistant)
1988–1998Marquette (assistant)
1998–2003Chicago State
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

After graduating from Chicago's Parker High School, Ellis, a 6-9 forward, played college basketball at Marquette University and won an NCAA Championship in 1977. An art major in college, Ellis created several different uniform designs worn by his team during the 1977 season.[1]

After graduating, he played three seasons of professional basketball for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, averaging 3.6 points per game. He later held coaching positions at Marquette and Chicago State University.

Recently, Ellis worked with the Chicago Public Schools' athletics administration.[2][3]

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Chicago State Cougars (Mid-Continent Conference) (1998–2003)
1998–99 Chicago State 3–24 3–11 T–7th
1999–00 Chicago State 10–18 7–9 7th
2000–01 Chicago State 5–22 2–14 9th
2001–02 Chicago State 2–26 0–14 8th
2002–03 Chicago State 3–15* 0–2* 8th*
Chicago State: 23–105 12–50

(*) Indicates record/standing at time
of resignation from Chicago State.

Total: 23–105

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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  2. ^ Mike Nieto. Former Marquette star Bo Ellis devotes life to helping youth. The Times (Munster, Indiana). August 26, 2007. Retrieved on December 3, 2008.
  3. ^ Rossi, Rosalind (March 30, 2010). "Ex-Marquette star Ellis let go from CPS". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on April 4, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2010.

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