ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Former Marietta Blue Devil Basketball Players

Updated on August 25, 2015

Keep tabs on former Marietta Blue Devil basketball players! This is a work in progress, so bear with us as we add info when it comes together. Also - please leave a comment below if you think of someone I've left off.


| Dale Ellis | Steven Goolsby | Angel Robinson | Cedric Henderson | Labrone Mitchell | Ezra Williams | Travis Zachary | Keyon Boyd | Dion Glover | Patrick Ewing Jr. | Jazz Ross | JC Ward | Bo Mason | Ryan Dougherty | Dansby Swanson

and more...


Coach Cheryl Loves headlines the 2012 MHS Hall of Fame inductees. The others are:

Contributor: Beverly Sanders

Athletes: Hap Hines, James Morris, Rick Evatt and Jerry Jones.

2013 Update: Former MHS basketball player Dansby Swanson is now a freshman in college - playing baseball at Vanderbilt.

Angel Robinson

NEWS: (APRIL 2014) -- Angel was signed by the Seattle Storm of the WNBA. Read more here.

NEWS: (FEB. 2013) -- Robinson entered her third year of professional basketball during the fall of 2012, now playing with the Tarbes, France squad. She is co-authoring a blog about her experiences overseas here.

NEWS: (MAY 2012) -- Robinson scooped up multiple awards playing in Spain in 2011-2012. Playing for the Girona squad, Robinson was named first-team Spanish LFB, in addition to being named Defensive Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. More info here.


University of Georgia

Pro Career:

Robinson selected in 2010 WNBA Draft.2011 SEASON: Robinson played for Argon Uni Girona in the Spanish League.

Dale Ellis

MHS/University of Tennessee/NBA

1983 - 1st round (9th pick, 9th overall) DALLAS MAVERICKS

Also played for:

Seattle SuperSonics

Milwaukee Bucks

Recent Blue Devil basketball players

Where did they go to college?

JC Ward - East Tennessee State (left in July of 2012)
Bo Mason - Maryville College
Ryan Dougherty - Kennesaw State
Ricky Moss (class of 2004) - Talladega College.
Chris Tanzy - Talladega College (2011).

Ezra Williams

University of Georgia


235 lbs.


Led Marietta to Class 4A state championship as a senior.


University of Georgia


Played in the NBA D-League in 2008-09, averaging 10 points per game for the Austin Toros.

Dion Glover - (attended but did not graduate from MHS)

Ellis in camp with the Hawks, going up against
Ellis in camp with the Hawks, going up against

Chris Ellis



Wake Forest University (2003-2006)

Pro career:

Was in camp with the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) in 2009.From the Hawks Minicamp blog (Micah Hart):"Chris Ellis, former Wake Forest Demon Deacon, is the son of former NBA long-range bomber Dale Ellis, but other than a facial resemblance, the two couldn't be more different in their games. Dale was a scoring machine from the perimeter, while Chris does his damage inside, and how. He has thrown down some ferocious dunks over the past two days, but has also shown a nice touch out to 15-18 feet as well."NBDL Career Overview (2006-2009)International career:Kapfenberg (Austria)Duesseldorf (Germany)Changan Group (China)CSM Bucuresti (Romania)Dnipro (Ukraine)Leitershofen (Germany)Currently (2013-14 Season): NOMA ISERLOHN KANGAROOS (Germany)

Patrick Ewing Jr.


Georgetown University


Ewing drafted by the Sacramento KingsEwing signs with the Knicks.In 2011-2012, Patrick was a member of the New Orleans Hornets roster.

After a few stints in the NBA D-League, Ewing has been playing in Europe since. He's played in Spain, Germany and Greece.

Currently playing for Trikala (Greece).

Cedric Henderson

Left Marietta High in 1984*

6' 8" 210 lbs


University of Georgia


1986: Simac Milano (Italy) NBA: 2nd Round pick of the Atlanta Hawks (1986)1986-1987 Albany Patroons (CBA)1987-1988 Olympique Antibes (France)1988 Jacksonville Hooters (USBL)1990-1993 Roanne (France)1993-1995 Quad City Thunder (CBA)

* not verified. Henderson left Marietta before graduation in either 84 or 85 (

Steven Goolsby

SG, Class of 1994

College Career: Wake Forest (1995-1998)

1997-1998 - 30 games played; 8 points and 3 rebounds per game.

Marietta Outlaw

Southeast Basketball League

This local team won the SEBL title in 2009 (link to tournament brackets. The Outlaw featured former Blue Devil basketball players Chris Ellis and Ezra Williams.

Keyon Boyd

College Career:

Tennessee Tech

119 Career Games; 7.3 points per game (career); 1.5 steals per game (career)

Post-College Career:

Assistant basketball coach at Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs, Ga.

Let me know... this is a work in progress.

Who did I leave out?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ButlerOlsonPubl profile image

      ButlerOlsonPubl 5 years ago

      Great point about Ricky Moss (class of 2004) - he went on to play at Talladega College. Former Blue Devil Chris Tanzy also played at Talladega College for a year (2011). We'll update the site ASAP - thanks for the heads up.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      i think u guys need to add other peoples success to this feed that were Marietta high school athletes who were not recognized... like player Ricardo (ricky) moss who attended marietta highschool and played basketball football and track... although not noted HE has won a national championship at Talladega college competing in the uscaa NAIA division 1 and averaged 9.0 points a game

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      Travis Zachary & LeBron Mitchell were great @ MHS

    • profile image

      anonymous 6 years ago

      What about Jazz Ross? He played PG when Ewing Jr and Chris Ellis played...