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Wayne Ellington

  • Full Name: Wayne Robert Ellington
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-4 / 200
  • Birthdate: October 29, 1987
  • College: North Carolina
2006-07 38 37 164 379 0.433 51 61 0.836 66 178 0.371 109 79 29 1 445 11.7
2007-08 39 38 237 507 0.467 95 115 0.826 78 195 0.4 174 78 44 7 647 16.6
2008-09 38 37 215 445 0.483 87 112 0.777 85 204 0.417 186 101 36 6 602 15.8
Totals 115 112 616 1331 0.463 233 288 0.809 229 577 0.397 469 258 109 14 1694 14.7

An early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights:

Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 Final Four after leading UNC to national title. Earned All-ACC Tournament honors all three seasons. Scored in double figures in 95 of 115 games. Scored 30 or more points twice. Ranks second in UNC history with 229 three-pointers, the most by a player in three years.

Junior (2007-08):

Led UNC with 85 three-pointers, the fifth-best single-season total in school history. Hit at least two three-pointers in 25 of 38 games. Ranked third in the ACC in three-point percentage (.417), sixth in three-pointers per game (2.2), eighth in field goal percentage (.483) and 13th in scoring (15.8 ppg). Made a career-high seven three-pointers, scoring all 23 of his points in the second half, vs. Miami. Had 25 points, a career-high seven assists and six rebounds vs. Clemson. Scored a season-high 34 points and grabbed nine boards vs. Maryland. In ACC Tournament, had 16 points and four assists in win over Virginia, and 24 points and three assists vs. Florida State. Set a Final Four record for three-point percentage (.800), going 8-for-10 in two games.

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 OT win at Clemson. Hit five threes on his way to 28 points in the rematch. Shot 10-for-13 from the field in scoring 24 points vs. Clemson in the title game of the ACC Tournament. Registered 20 points 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. Tallied 17 points, five rebounds and a career-high six assists at Maryland. Scored a team-high 18 points vs. Florida State in first round of the ACC Tournament. Contributed 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting vs. NC 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 guard and fellow draft prospect Gerald Henderson. Also lettered in track for two years in high school, competing in the high, triple and long jumps.

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