Ellis' jersey retired by Tennessee
by The Associated Press
March 02, 2014 04:00 AM | 1020 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Some of Dale Ellis’ old Tennessee teammates showed up for Saturday's ceremony, including one who enjoyed celebrity in a different sport — professional wrestler Kevin Nash.
<Br>Photo courtesy of Tennessee Athletics/UTsports.com
Some of Dale Ellis’ old Tennessee teammates showed up for Saturday's ceremony, including one who enjoyed celebrity in a different sport — professional wrestler Kevin Nash.
Photo courtesy of Tennessee Athletics/UTsports.com
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Former Marietta High School star Dale Ellis became the fourth Tennessee men's basketball player to have his jersey retired.

Tennessee hung Ellis’ No. 14 jersey from the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters in a ceremony before Saturday's game with Vanderbilt. Ellis also was presented with a framed No. 14 jersey.

Ellis played for Tennessee from 1979-83 and was the Southeastern Conference player of the year in 1982 and 1983. He went on to play 17 seasons in the NBA for six different teams.

The only other Tennessee men's players to have their jerseys retired are Bernard King (53), Ernie Grunfeld (22) and Allan Houston (20). Tennessee also has banners honoring former coach Ray Mears and former broadcaster John Ward.

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