2006 Target May Land Some Offers Soon

The outstanding summer for Wayne Ellington may land him some early scholarship offers if he has a terrific tournament in Las Vegas

It's about when you see the players for coaches, fans, and scouts. And if any coach, fan or scout has seen Wayne Ellington, a terrific 6-3, 175-pound shooting guard from The Episcopal Academy in Merion, Penn., recently, then you would have to agree he's one of the best players in the 2006 class.

Ellington's outstanding offensive effort 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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