Ellington Among The Best In 2006

Wayne Ellington is one of the best offensive players in the 2006 class.

It was just another weekend for sharpshooter Wayne Ellington of the Playaz Gold team. Ellington, a terrific 6-3, 175-pound shooting guard from The Episcopal Academy in Merion, Penn., helped Jimmy Salmon's AAU team claim the Playaz Ball title held this past weekend on the campus of Seton Hall University.

Wayne was named the co-MVP along with Gerald Henderson by the reporters covering the event. Ellington had several timely baskets throughout the two-day event. He demonstrated that he is one of the toughest 2006 guards to defend due to his versatility.

Ellington has a sweet touch from the perimeter and is athletic enough to move past defenders for driving layups. "I am working on everything in my game this summer," he said. "That's what I always try to do."

Ellington will play in Las Vegas with the Playaz Gold team. "I am trying to work on my defense," he said. "I want to work on my strength too."

Wayne has several major schools on his list. "I don't have a favorite but I do hear from Connecticut, Syracuse, Kentucky, Villanova, St. Joe's, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, and Arizona," he said.

Ellington said he hopes to focus more on his recruiting after his junior season is over at Espiscopal Academy.

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