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Tennessee Plans To Retire Ellis' Jersey In March

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee will retire the No. 14 jersey of former Volunteers forward Dale Ellis before its March 1 game with Vanderbilt.

Although Tennessee already had announced plans to honor Ellis, school officials hadn't provided the date of the ceremony until issuing a release Saturday.

Ellis played for Tennessee from 1979-83 and was the Southeastern Conference player of the year in 1982 and 1983. He remains Tennessee's all-time leader in field-goal percentage for a single season (.654 in 1981-82) and a career (.595). The career record is for players with at least 500 attempts.

Ellis will become the fourth former Tennessee men's basketball player to have his jersey hang from the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters. The others are Bernard King (No. 53), Ernie Grunfeld (No. 22) and Allan Houston (No. 20).

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