The No. 27 ranked player in the class of 2006 Wayne Ellington is one of the top underclassmen in the northeast. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound shooting guard from Episcopal Academy in Merion Station, Pa., finished the adidas Superstar Camp as the No. 5 underclassman in the camp, and he has a loose list of seven schools at the moment.
"I'm still wide open, but some of the schools that I'm considering are Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Villanova, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, and UConn among others. I haven't received any offers as of yet. I grew up a UNC fan but that does not make them my leader. I want to go to a place that best fits me.”
Although Ellington would like to play early, he understands the competition will be strong at any of the schools he is considering. He is actually more concerned with academics and location.
"Academics are my number one concern when I choose a college,” he said. “I'd also like to go to a place that has nice weather, preferably warm weather. I'd like to play early, but I know I'm going to have to go in and earn it."
Ellington’s expertise is scoring the ball in a variety of ways. He also has nice length as a defender but needs to get stronger to handle the better guards on the circuit.
"I need to work on being more aggressive, along with my ball handling,” he said. “I just want to become a complete player and try to work on everything.”
Ellington will be in Las Vegas this weekend with the Jimmy Salmon’s The Playaz.