Melvin Ely (Canton Charge ast. Coach- NBA G League) returns to coach Las Vegas Combine

Melvin Ely

Canton Charge
Position Assistant coach
League NBA G League

A 6’10”, 261 lb (118 kg), power forwardcenter from Fresno State, Melvin Ely was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round (12th overall pick) of the 2002 NBA draft. At Fresno State, he enjoyed a prolific career under the coaching of Jerry Tarkanian.

Career information
High school Thornton Township
(Harvey, Illinois)
College Fresno State (1998–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career 2002–2016
Position Center / Power forward
Number 2, 33, 34, 4
Coaching career 2016–present

Career history
As player:
2002–2004 Los Angeles Clippers
2004–2007 Charlotte Bobcats
2007 San Antonio Spurs
2007–2009 New Orleans Hornets
2010–2011 Denver Nuggets
2012 Brujos de Guayama
2012–2014 Texas Legends
2014 New Orleans Pelicans
2014–2015 Gunma Crane Thunders
As coach:
2016–present Canton Charge (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
NBA champion (2007)
NBA D-League All-Star (2014)
2× WAC Player of the Year (2001, 2002)
2× First-team All-WAC (2001, 2002)

Scroll to Top