Ellington Scores 33 In Win For Playaz

Wayne Ellington continues to show why he is a top 15 player in the 2006 class

The Playaz Club of New Jersey had built up a huge lead over the Jamaica Youth Organization this past weekend at IS8. But the kids from Cardozo (JYO) made it a ballgame late in the fourth by snuffing out a 20-point plus lead for the Playaz.

As the game came into crunch time, it was Wayne Ellington stepping up again to lead Jimmy Salmon's team to a 105-97 victory. "It was tough," Ellington said. "We had the big lead, lost it, then came back."

Ellington hit seven consecutive free throws in the fourth quarter and then dropped in two key baskets to hold off JYO. "I had to bring the ball up against pressure," Ellington said. "I have been working on that all summer. I am confident I can do that."

Gerald Henderson also scored 34 points for the Playaz while Hofstra bound guard, Victor Morris, was also outstanding. Morris scored 30 points and hit for seven three-pointers. Morris made a verbal commitment to Hofstra during the ABCD camp last July in Teaneck, New Jersey.


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