Wayne Ellington is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the University of North Carolina from 2006 to 2009.
He chose to forgo his final season of college eligibility to declare for the 2009 NBA draft and was drafted 28th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
He was released by the Kings on September 3rd, 2014.
Ellington signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 22, 2014. After his father was slain in a shooting in Philadelphia on November 11, 2014, he took an indefinite leave of absence from the Lakers.
On November 21, 2014, he returned to the field of play. In a 98–92 loss to the Washington Wizards on January 27, 2015, he scored a career-high 28 points.
After being ruled out for the remainder of the season on April 2, 2015, due to a shoulder injury, he played 65 games in his final season.
Ellington joined the Nets on July 10, 2015. This game against the Miami Heat on December 28, 2015, was his best performance of the season, with 26 points and a career record of seven three-pointers.
The Pro Basketball Writers Association awarded Ellington the 2015–16 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award on April 27, 2016. (PBWA).
Wayne Ellington Parents: Meet Elaine Ellington and Wayne Ellington Sr.
American basketball player comes from an African-American ethnicity. He was born to Elaine Ellington who is his mother and Wayne Ellington Sr.