Tellis Frank
Personal information
Born (1965-04-26) April 26, 1965 (age 56)
Gary, Indiana
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolLew Wallace (Gary, Indiana)
CollegeWestern Kentucky (1983–1987)
NBA draft1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career1987–2001
PositionPower forward
Career history
As player:
19871989Golden State Warriors
1989–1990Miami Heat
1990–1991Phonola Caserta
1991Minnesota Timberwolves
1991–1993Phonola Caserta
1993–1994Minnesota Timberwolves
1994–1995Pitch Cholet
1995–1996TDK Manresa
1996–1997Caja San Fernando
1997–1998León Caja España
1998–1999Scandone Avellino
1999–2000Basket Livorno
2000–2001Longobardi Scafati
As coach:
2015Atlanta Dream (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points1,710 (6.5 ppg)
Rebounds1,022 (3.9 rpg)
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Tellis Joseph Frank Jr. (born April 26, 1965) is an American former professional basketball player and former assistant coach for the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). At 6'8.5" (2.08 m) and 225 pounds (102 kg) he played as a power forward.

High school & college career

Frank is a 1983 graduate of Lew Wallace High School (Gary, Indiana). He played college basketball for Western Kentucky from 1983 to 1987. At Western Kentucky, Frank was a key player in the resurgence of the basketball program. He led the team to its first Sun Belt Conference basketball championship, a top ten national ranking, a 2nd-place finish in the pre-season NIT, and back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances.[1]

Professional career

Frank was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the first round (14th overall pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft. He played for the Warriors (1987–1989), Miami Heat (1989–1990) and Minnesota Timberwolves (1991–1992, 1993–1994) during his five-year NBA career, averaging 6.5 points per game. He was briefly signed by Cleveland Cavaliers in 1995, but did not play in any NBA games for the club.

He also played in Italy, for Phonola Caserta (1990–1993, won the league in 1991), Scandone Avellino (Serie A2, 1998–1999), Basket Livorno (Serie A2, 1999–2000) and Longobardi Scafati (Serie A2, 2000–2001). He also played in the Spanish Liga ACB with three teams in as many years.


  1. ^ "1986-87 Sun Belt Conference Season Summary". 1986-87 Sun Belt Conference. Retrieved October 22, 2018.