Ed Elisma played for the Georgia Tech basketball team, where he finished four-year stint as the school’s third all-time leading shot-blocker, behind only former NBA players John Salley and Malcolm Mackey. Among his teammates were future NBA players Stephon Marbury, Travis Best, Matt Harpring and Drew Barry. Elisma started the last 93 games of his career at center for the Yellow Jackets. Career highs include 36 points against Wake Forest and 15 rebounds against Louisville in his senior season. In 122 games, he averaged 7.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks a game on 55.0 percent field-goal shooting.
After his solid four-year college career, Elisma participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament and the Nike Desert Classic prior to the NBA Draft. He entered the 1997 NBA Draft and was selected as the #41 pick by the Seattle SuperSonics.
Elisma has also played in Belgium, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela before he retured to Israel. He has played in various summer leagues with the Seattle Sonics, Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors and also the ABA. He also played in the Philippines and Iran.