Wayne Ellington is known as an American professional basketball player, who is a member of the New York Knicks of the NBA. He is most famous for being a great defender and three point shooter.
Wayne Robert Ellington Jr. was born on November 29, 1987 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Wayne Ellington went to Daniel Boone High school in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania however later moved to Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania where he graduated in 2006 and after that continued to the University of North Carolina where he played college basketball.
At the University of North Carolina, Wayne drove his group the Tar Heels to the National Championships, where they vanquished the Michigan State Spartans in a 89–72 triumph. He got a spot on the All-Tournament Team and earned the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player title among different awards.
Wayne started his pro basketball in the wake of being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2009 NBA draft where he was chosen as the 28th pick. In his first season for the Timberwolves, he recorded an average of 6.6 points per game along with 2.1 rebounds. He was exchanged to Memphis Grizzlies in return for the player Dante Cunningham. On January 7, 2013, Wayne Ellington recorded a career high with 26 points in a 113–81 triumph against the Sacramento Kings. After a couple of days, he was exchanged to Cleveland for the forward player Jon Leuer.
Wayne signed with the Miami Heat following one year with the Brooklyn Nets on July 10, 2016, and he made his debut for his new group on November 28, 2016, after recouping from thigh damage.
In July 2019, The Knicks proceeded with their Plan B on Monday of tossing cash at reinforcement players on transient contracts to utilize top space after missing out on top free agents, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant or Kawhi Leonard. The team signed shooting guard Wayne Ellington with a two-year, $16 million contract.
Wayne Ellington is a happily married man and his better half's name is Safie Khaled who was his long-term sweetheart. The couple gave birth to their first child in March 2017. With Ellington celebrating the birth of his newborn son, he had to miss the shootaround session that was comping up. His team at the time was the Miami Heat. His team was overjoyed and texted him to congratulate him as a new father.
One of his teammates, Goran Dragic predicted that Wayne would return to the court fired up because of the adrenaline from having a baby.
|Birth Date:||29 Nov, 1987|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Description:||American basketball player|