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LeRon Ellis: Sales Representative and Senior Advisor

LeRon Ellis is a former professional athlete who has shown that he picked up important marketable skills as a college player at the University of Kentucky and Syracuse University. He studied Marketing at both UK and Syracuse, and at the latter institution also branched out into anthropology.

At that time LeRon Ellis was a basketball player first and foremost. He was a smoothing-moving center with a solid shooting touch and excellent defensive skills. He played for two seasons at UK and two more at Syracuse, and he was good enough to be taken by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first found of the 1991 NBA draft.

LeRon Ellis

LeRon Ellis

LeRon Ellis played for three seasons in the NBA, for the Clippers, the Charlotte Hornets, and the Miami Heat. He also played several years overseas. He later went on to become a Sales Representative and Senior Advisor at Vector Marketing Corporation in Los Angeles, where he exceeded his annual sales quotas and ranked in the top two percent of the company’s sales force.

LeRon Ellis has taken his skills to several other companies, but all along has remembered the importance of giving back to society. He has volunteered his time and abilities to animal rescue groups, to the Boys and Girls Club of America, the National Basketball Association, and the Basketball Association of America, among other organizations. In addition to English, LeRon Ellis speaks Spanish and Italian, and spent a year in Bangkok, Thailand as an English instructor. He enjoys sharing his talents with other people.

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2014 in Musician, Sports

 

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LeRon Ellis: A First for African Americans

LeRon Ellis is known as a fierce competitor, whether he is playing on the basketball court or working in the business world.

LeRon Ellis had an outstanding collegiate basketball career, where he played for both the University of Kentucky and Syracuse University. He was known as a smooth-shooting center and power forward with outstanding defensive skills. LeRon Ellis was good enough to be taken in the first round of the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He went on to play for the Charlotte Hornets and the Miami Heat, and also to play overseas.

LeRon Ellis

LeRon Ellis

One of his best seasons ever came at the University of Kentucky. But LeRon Ellis also showed the world that he was his own man, capable of making a decision and sticking to it in the face of adversity. At the start of his sophomore season, LeRon Ellis made news by becoming the first African American to be inducted into UK’s Kappa Alpha fraternity. Some questioned why he would join a frat that often displayed the Confederate flag, but LeRon Ellis parried the questions by saying, “All that’s been blown way out of proportion…I’ve got the same reasons as any regular pledge for going through rush for a fraternity.”

Once his playing days were over, LeRon Ellis went on to a rich and varied career in business. . He served as a Sales Representative and Senior Advisor at Vector Marketing, as an Enroller at Kaiser Permanente, and a Quality Assurance tester at Activision/Volt in Santa Monica, California.

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2014 in Musician, Sports

 

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LeRon Ellis: First Round Draft Pick

LeRon Ellis is a former professional basketball player who was drafted into the NBA as a first-round pick by the Los Angeles Clippers. He later played for the Charlotte Hornets and the Miami Heat.

LeRon Ellis had his most productive on-court years as a smooth-shooting center at the University of Kentucky and Syracuse University. He averaged sixteen points per game during his sophomore season at UK, along with 5.5 rebounds. As a senior at Syracuse, LeRon Ellis average more than eleven points per game and greatly improved his rebounding. He also asserted his defensive skills as a senior, and teammates considered him an important presence on the court.

LeRon Ellis

LeRon Ellis

LeRon Ellis has always been a formidable competitor. Since his retirement from basketball, has had a varied career.

LeRon Ellis studied Marketing at both UK and Syracuse. He became a Sales Representative at Vector Marketing, also in Los Angeles, where he exceeded his annual sales quotas by an average of twenty-five percent. LeRon Ellis ranked in the top two percent of the company’s sales force, and for his performance he received the President’s Club Award. Just as important, LeRon Ellis achieved a stellar 99.9 percent customer satisfaction rating.

Today, LeRon Ellis works with Split Second Sound, where he is a Technical DJ and MC at private parties, weddings, and other special events. Some of his current duties include contacting and coordinating with the lead DJ and event organizers on site, as well as interacting with guests in order to ensure optimal customer service.

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Musician, Sports

 

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