Andrew Marchand | October 26, 2019
It is happy days for The Fonze.
After 11 years at ESPN, LaPhonso Ellis is being promoted to the top of the network’s hoops coverage as he will join “College GameDay” with Rece Davis, Jay Bilas and Seth Greenberg.
“Overwhelmingly honored, bro,” Ellis told The Post. “It came out of nowhere.”
The position opened when Jay Williams was shifted to “NBA Countdown.” Ellis, who has a sterling reputation, received the call that he will be part of the traveling road show on Saturdays that is in its 15th season.
Ellis, 49, was the fifth pick in the 1992 NBA Draft. He played 11 seasons, finishing up in 2002-03, so most of the current college players never saw him in action.
Sometimes at shootaround the players don’t necessarily know much about Ellis, but by the time they return for games they have more appreciation for him.
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