Name: LaPhonso Ellis
Year Inducted: 2014
Schools / Organizations:
(East St. Louis) Lincoln High School
The University of Notre Dame
Biography: LaPhonso Led (East St. Louis) Lincoln High School to IHSA Class AA Championships in 1987 and 1988, earning Parade Magazine and Mcdonald's All-American player honors. In 2007, he was named as one of the "100 legends of the IHSA State BAsketball Tournament". LaPhonso went on to amass 1,505 points, 1,075 rebounds and a school-record 200 blocked shots at The University of Notre Dame. He was drafted 5th overall by the Denver Nuggets in 1992 and played in the NBA until 2003.