Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ellington is projected as a late first rounder or early second rounder

By Anthony Caruso III

Wayne Ellington is preparing for this month’s NBA draft. Last year, he entered into the NBA draft, but withdrawn his name a few weeks before the draft. He would go back to college and help North Carolina to the 2009 NCAA Championship.

Ellington has signed with Arn Tellem to represent him in the NBA. Tellem represents many NBA players, like Tracy McGrady, Pau Gasol, Derrick Rose, Ben Wallace, among others. Ellington’s college career was sealed when he received the Final Four MOP (Most Outstanding Player) Award after his stellar play in Detroit.

Ellington averaged 15.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 30.4 minutes this season. He averaged 14.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.26 assists, 0.93 steals, and 0.13 blocks in his college career at Carolina.

He is expected to be a late first round pick or early second round pick. But that could all change if one team falls in love with him higher than that, like the Kings did with Jason Thompson last year. He is the latest in a long line of explosive Tar Heel guards to play in the NBA.

Even though he’s 6’5 and 202 pounds, he’s going to be a little undersized in the NBA. Shooting guards are around 6’6, 6’7 in the NBA these days. He will also need to improve his ball handling and defense to stay in the NBA for a long time.

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