Jamarcus Ellis Death – Jamarcus Ellis, a legendary basketball player from Westinghouse High School, was killed early on Friday morning when the vehicle he was driving collided with a viaduct pillar on the Lower West Side near Pilsen. According to the police, Ellis, 38, was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital with injuries to his body and was later confirmed deceased at the facility. Although his name was not made public, many people have verified that Ellis has passed away.
According to Ellis’s longtime friend and former teammate Deandre Thomas, Ellis was working as a paraprofessional at a school in the western suburbs at the time of their conversation. In 2004, Ellis was selected to the First Team All-State by the Sun-Times, joining the likes of current Duke head coach Jon Scheyer and longtime NBA player Shaun Livingston.
As a senior, the 6-5 guard guided Westinghouse to victory in the city championship game, which they won. During his sophomore season with the Warriors, he was not only a vital player but also helped the team win both the city and state championships.
Ellis, also known as “Tone-Tone” in the Chicago area, went on to play basketball at a junior college and then at Indiana University for the 2007–2008 season. His close friends called him “Tom-Tom.” During his final year of college, he was a basketball player for Oklahoma City University.
Together with Thomas, he performed at Westinghouse and Indiana. They have participated in an over-35 league at Marquette Park, and the Westinghouse alumni team that they play for has won the last three championships in a row.
Jamarcus Ellis Obituary and funeral plans will be released by the family…
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