Wayne Ellington
Full Name: Wayne Ellington
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 200
Birthdate: October 29, 1987
High School: Daniel Boone HS
College: North Carolina
 

Drexel
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
Totals 107 84 453 871 .520 379 579 .655 0 1 .000 676 77 88 137 1285 12.0
North Carolina
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 38 37 164 379 .433 51 61 .836 66 178 .371 109 79 29 1 445 11.7
2007-08 39 38 237 507 .467 95 115 .826 78 195 .400 174 78 44 7 647 16.6

An early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named Second Team All-ACC as a sophomore. All earned All-District honors from the USBWA. Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team both seasons. Currently ranks as the 53rd all-time leading scorer in North Carolina history with 1,092 points. Also ranks ninth all-time in free throw percentage (.830) and 10th in three-point field goal percentage (.386).

Sophomore (2007-08): Averaged 16.6 points (ranked seventh in the ACC), 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists. Scored 20 or more points nine times. Exploded for career-high 36 points on 11-for-19 shooting, 5-for-8 from the three-point line, and a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line and hit the game-winning shot in a come-from-behind overtime win at Clemson. Hit five threes on his way to 28 points in the rematch. Posted 21 points and eight rebounds at North Carolina State. Recorded 23 points and eight rebounds at Ohio State. Shot 10-for-13 from the field in scoring 24 points vs. Clemson in the title game of the ACC Tournament. Registered 20 points on 8-for-12 shooting vs. Arkansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Contributed 13 points and eight rebounds vs. Washington State in the Sweet Sixteen. Earned All-East Regional honors. Led team with 18 points vs. Kansas in the Final Four.

Freshman (2006-07): Averaged 11.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists. Posted season-high 19 points twice, vs. Gardner Webb and Ohio State. Led team with 17 points vs. Kentucky. Tallied 17 points, five rebounds and a career-high six assists at Maryland. Sank 5-for-6 shots from three-point range in scoring 17 points vs. Rutgers. Contributed 14 points and five assists at Arizona. Scored a team-high 18 points vs. Florida State in the first round of the ACC Tournament. Contributed 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting vs. North Carolina State in the title game. Registered 12 points, six rebounds and five assists vs. Eastern Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Scored 12 points vs. USC in the Sweet Sixteen.

Strengths: Polished offensive player who can sink the long-range jumper, hit the pull-up or drive to the basket and finish at the rim. Has picture-perfect form on his shooting motion. Plays with fluidity and exerts confidence.

Personal: Was a high school teammate of Duke sophomore Gerald Henderson. Also lettered in track for two years in high school, competing in the high, triple and long jumps.



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