January 23, 2013
The Memphis Grizzlies traded former Sixer Marreese Speights, Episcopal grad Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby, and a future first-round draft pick on Tuesday to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Jon Leuer. The trade clears about $6 million in salary in getting Memphis under the luxury tax threshold this season. It also gives the lottery-bound Cavs another first-round pick. The 6-foot-10 Speights will help replace center Anderson Varejao, the NBA's leading rebounder, who will miss the remainder of the season after developing a blood clot in his right lung, and remains hospitalized at the Cleveland Clinic.
January 24, 2013 |
THE MEMPHIS Grizzlies traded Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby and a future first-round draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Jon Leuer. The trade Tuesday is the first big move by the Grizzlies' new ownership and clears about $6 million in salary in getting Memphis under the luxury-tax threshold this season. The Grizzlies (26-14) rank fourth in the West and are 6-4 over their past 10 games. The deal gives the lottery-bound Cavs another first-round pick to improve a team that has won only 11 games this season.
April 11, 2007 |
North Carolina starting guard Wayne Ellington will return for his sophomore season, according to yesterday's Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer. Guard Ty Lawson also will return for his sophomore season and forward Tyler Hansbrough will return as a junior. Ellington, an Episcopal Academy product, averaged 11.7 points. "He didn't do what he thought he might be able to do this season, so he's coming back to school," Wayne Ellington Sr. told the newspaper. "
February 3, 2015 |
A neighbor of the man charged in the November killing of an NBA star's father testified at a preliminary hearing Tuesday that she saw the accused shooter approach the victim and heard the gunshot that would kill Wayne Ellington, Sr. But a motive in the killing of Ellington, the father of Lakers guard Wayne Ellington, Jr., remains unclear. Defendant Carl White was ordered held for trial in the case. His lawyer said after the hearing that White maintains his innocence. Ellington was found dead on the 5200 block of Marion Street Nov. 9. He had been shot once in the head and was found in his red Oldsmobile, which had struck several parked cars.
April 19, 2006 |
Playaz was played by a player. His name is Keon Lawrence and he's a 6-foot scoring machine from Weequahic High School in Newark, N.J. Lawrence did the playing last night, drilling the game-winning three-pointer with 7.2 seconds left to lead Roadrunners past defending champion Playaz, 112-111, in the championship game of the 46th annual Albert C. Donofrio Classic at the Fellowship House in Conshohocken. The trey gave the Missouri-bound Lawrence a game-high 35 points, and it came against the best.
April 3, 2009 |
THE LINES (TOMORROW AT DETROIT) Connecticut vs. Michigan State: Connecticut favored by 4; total: 133 North Carolina vs. Villanova: North Carolina favored by 7 1/2; total: 159. MONEY LINES Connecticut -$190; Michigan St. +$170 North Carolina -$360; Villanova +$300 CONNECTICUT DOUBLE RESULT UConn leads at half & wins: 1-1 Michigan State leads at half & wins: 5-2 Michigan State leads at half & UConn wins: 5-1...
November 15, 2007 |
After a handful of early-season upsets, Davidson was hoping to join the crowd. Wayne Ellington thought otherwise. The Episcopal Academy product scored 20 points and made key plays late to help North Carolina avoid a major scare and beat Davidson, 72-68, last night in Charlotte. Trailing for much of the second half, North Carolina (1-0) closed the game strong. Ellington's free throw with 3:44 left put the Tar Heels ahead to stay. His jumper with a little more than a minute left made it a three-point game.
March 24, 2008 |
North Carolina made everything look easy in its first two NCAA Tournament games, from running out to big early leads to cracking the 100-point mark with plenty of time left on the clock. The only people who don't sound all that impressed are, well, those same Tar Heels. "We don't think that winning two games in the NCAA Tournament is a huge success for us," junior Marcus Ginyard said. Fair enough. But even the hard-to-please coach of the tournament's overall No. 1 seed can't deny how sharp his team looked here after the Tar Heels' 108-77 rout of Arkansas in yesterday's second round in Raleigh, N.C. Now Roy Williams' team - after putting on a show for its home-state fans - is off and running to the round of 16. "We were pretty doggone good," Williams said.
June 1, 2013 |
It was an event that Wayne Ellington said put him on the map. His college recruiting soared, Ellington said, after he starred a decade ago at the All-City Classic. On Wednesday afternoon, the Episcopal Academy alumnus and NBA guard ensured that the event will continue. For the second straight year, Ellington donated the funds to make Friday's high school basketball showcase possible. The 19th-annual All-City Classic will start at 5 p.m. at Girard College, 2101 S. College Ave. It will feature the city's top high school basketball talent in a freshman game, two sophomore games, and a junior game.
January 15, 2005 |
When you're as good as Wayne Ellington is, there's no such thing as luck. With 3.2 seconds left in a thrilling "You had to be there" game between Inter-Ac League powerhouses Episcopal Academy and Germantown Academy, the junior from Episcopal had just one option left. Down by 51-50, with nine seconds left, Ellington raced the length of the court, driving to the hoop. Just before releasing his game-winning attempt, though, he stumbled and was fouled. As the whistle blew, Ellington flipped a shot from outside the lane that bounced off the glass and into the bucket for a stupefying deuce that sent the Churchmen faithful into a frenzy and gave Episcopal a 52-51 lead.