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.
However, his season was cut short as he shot only 1 of 9 from outside the arc in a loss to Kansas in the NCAA Tournament national semifinals.
At the end of his sophomore season, he declared for the NBA draft but withdrew to play for North Carolina in his junior year.
The North Carolina Tar Heels beat Michigan State 89–72 in the national championship game while Ellington was a junior.
In the Final Four, he had a 7-of-10 three-point shooting percentage and was named to the All-Tournament Team and the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
At the University of Kentucky, Ellington had a triple-double with 14.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.
As of April 23, 2009, Ellington has made the decision to join the NBA draft rather than play one more season of college basketball.
Wayne Ellington Salary: How Much Does Wayne Ellington Make?
Wayne Ellington takes home an annual average salary of $2,641,691 as a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers.