Friday, June 24, 2011

Ellison New Coach At Life Center Academy

Pervis Ellison the coach of Team Final and former NBA #1 draft pick has accepted the coaching job as Life Center Academy. Since retiring from the NBA the former center that led the University Of Louisville to the national title as a freshman has been coaching AAU basketball. His teams have been highly successful, winning the Basketball Spotlight Team Of The Year the last three seasons and finishing 6th in the country at the 2010 13U AAU Nationals.

Ellison sees the high school job as a new challenge but looks forward to it. “I wanted to make sure these kids had a chance to develop and showcase their skills on the high school level. A few of my AAU players were coming to this school and I couldn’t leave them hanging after the coach decided to resign” Ellison ended. Basketball Spotlight would like to congratulate Pervis and wish him the best entering his high school coaching career. Check out this interview from 2009.