Of course, the senior from Philadelphia isn't alone in his McDonald's experience as future teammates Tywon Lawson and Brandan Wright are along for the ride. According to Ellington, it only makes the experience that much better.
"Definitely, it makes it real sweet that three of the incoming players in the Carolina recruiting class are all on the same team," said Ellington. "We're all getting closer and just getting ready to come in next year and do some damage."
|"We're all getting closer and just getting ready to come in next year and do some damage."|
"The biggest thing I think is just to have fun and realize what an honor it is to be a part of this McDonald's game," Ellington told Inside Carolina. "I'm doing the three point competition and, of course, I think I'll win but that's just because I always go in trying to win."
While competing in the All-Star circuit Ellington is also finding time to work on his game. He looks stronger, has been getting his shot off even quicker and is fine tuning all aspects of his game.
"Right now I'm just concentrating on getting better individually," said Ellington. "I just want to get myself ready to come in and contribute wherever I can."
With his arrival in Chapel Hill only a few months away, Ellington says Carolina fans can expect something pretty basic from him.
"I'm just trying to win games, win games and have fun basically."