Lavelle Felton

Lavelle Felton
Personal information
Born (1979-10-05)October 5, 1979
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died August 13, 2009(2009-08-13) (aged 29)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Career information
High school Madison (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Playing career 2003–2009
Position Guard
Career history
2003–2005 Büyük Kolej
2005–2006 Iraklis Thessaloniki
2006 ASVEL Villeurbanne
2006–2007 AEK Athens
2007–2008 Science City Jena
2008–2009 Paderborn Baskets

Lavelle Felton (October 5, 1979 – August 13, 2009) was an American professional basketball player playing in the European professional basketball leagues.

Amateur career

Nicknamed "Velle" or "Romie", he had played in Madison High School in Milwaukee and then played college basketball with the Louisiana Tech University's Bulldogs where he averaged 13.7 points and 5.1 rebounds a game in 2002-03.

Professional career

He started his professional basketball career in the Turkish Basketball League's Büyük Kolej for 2 years, before moving on to Greece and France and finally landing in Germany playing for Paderborn Baskets club in the German Basketball Bundesliga, helping the club reach the playoffs.


He was shot and seriously wounded while in his driver's seat in a Milwaukee gas station on August 12, 2009, dying of his wounds just one day later.[1] He had a 5-year-old stepson, a 4-year-old son, and a 2-year-old daughter with his girlfriend.