Wayne Ellington Is North Carolina Shooting Guard

April 5, 2009

Meet Wayne Ellington, an American college basketball player who plays as the shooting guard for the North Carolina Tar Heels. See photos, video and a biography of Wayne Ellington here.

Wayne was the hero in Carolina’s 83-69 semifinal victory over Villanova on Saturday night. He scored 20 points in the game, 13 of them coming in the first half which helped Tar Heels building a 17 point lead over Villanova. The will now be going to the Championship game on Monday against Michigan State at Ford Field.

“It felt great,” Ellington said after making 5 of 7 three-point attempts and tallying 20 points. “It felt like I was in the gym working out against these guys back home. You know, I see all these guys in the summertime, so it was a lot of fun.”

As a biography, Wayne Ellington was born on November 29, 1987 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania so his age is 21. He attended The Episcopal Academy and scored 2,211 points in his high school career. The performance was enough to take the school to a 52-7 record and the Inter-Academic League Conference titles for two straight years.

Wayne averaged 11.7 points in his freshman year at the North Carolina University and was named to the 2007 ACC All-Tournament Team. His career-best performance came in January 2008, when he top-scored with 36 points against Clemson.

He had also represented the country at the 2007 Pan American Games.

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