Wayne Robert Ellington Jr. (born November 29, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Lakers  here is everything you need to know about Wayne Ellington, including his net worth, personal life, and more.

Wayne Ellington Facts

PositionShooting guard
BornNovember 29, 1987 (age 34), Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight207 lb (94 kg)
High schoolDaniel Boone (Birdsboro, Pennsylvania), Episcopal Academy (Merion, Pennsylvania)
CollegeNorth Carolina (2006–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Playing career2009–present
2009–2012Minnesota Timberwolves
2012–2013Memphis Grizzlies
2013Cleveland Cavaliers
2013–2014Dallas Mavericks
2014–2015Los Angeles Lakers
2015–2016Brooklyn Nets
2016–2019Miami Heat
2019Detroit Pistons
2019–2020New York Knicks
2020–2021Detroit Pistons
2021–2022Los Angeles Lakers
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Wayne Ellington

Ellington announced on April 23, 2009, that he would forego his senior season and enter the NBA draft. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Ellington with the 28th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

Wayne Ellington Salary and Net Worth

The majority of his income comes from his success as a basketball player. He has a net worth of $10 million at 34.

Wayne Ellington has agreed to a one-year, $2,641,691 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, with $2,641,691 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $2,641,691. In 2022-23, Ellington will earn while carrying a $1,766,970 salary cap hit.

Wayne Ellington College Career

Ellington had a total of 2,211 high school points, including 455 at Daniel Boone High School and 1,756 at The Episcopal Academy. Ellington averaged 21.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 39% from the three-point range his senior year.

In his junior and senior years, he led Episcopal to an overall record of 52-7 and the Inter-Academic League Conference title, going 20-0 in both.

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Ellington way back during his university days at North Carolina

Ellington averaged 11.7 points per game while playing in all 38 games for the ACC Champion Tar Heels in 2006-07. He was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team in 2007. His season was cut short, however, when North Carolina was defeated by Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament East Regional final.

As a sophomore, Ellington’s points-per-game average rose as the Tar Heels increasingly relied on him in crucial moments.

Ellington was a junior when the Tar Heels won the National Championship, defeating the Michigan State Spartans 89-72. In the Final Four, he shot 7-10 from three-point range and was named All-Tournament Team and NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

Wayne Ellington Professional Career

The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Ellington 28th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft. In his rookie season, he averaged 6.6 points per game and 2.1 rebounds per game off the bench.

On July 24, 2012, Ellington was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for forward Dante Cunningham.

Ellington in action during his Cleveland stint

Ellington was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 22, 2013, along with Marreese Speights, Josh Selby, and a future first-round draught pick for forward Jon Leuer.

On July 26, 2013, Ellington signed with the Dallas Mavericks.

Ellington with New York Knicks during 2014 season

Ellington was traded to the New York Knicks on June 25, 2014, along with Shane Larkin, José Calderón, Samuel Dalembert, and two 2014 second-round pick for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton.

On July 10, 2015, Ellington signed with the Brooklyn Nets. On December 28, 2015, he scored a season-high 26 points and tied a career high with seven three-pointers in a 111-105 win over the Miami Heat.

Ellington signed a contract with the Miami Heat on July 10, 2016.

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Wayne during 2019 season for Detroit Pistons

On February 6, 2019, Ellington and Tyler Johnson were traded to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Ryan Anderson. The Suns waived him the next day.Finally, on February 9, 2019, he signed with the Detroit Pistons.

Ellington signed with the New York Knicks on July 9, 2019. The Knicks waived Ellington on November 19, 2020. He agreed to terms with the Pistons once more on December 2, 2020. He signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 6, 2021.

Wayne Ellington Achievements and Records

  • NCAA champion (2009)
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2009)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2008)
  • No. 22 honored by North Carolina Tar Heels
  • First-team Parade All-American (2006)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2006)

Wayne Ellington Personal Life

The American basketball player is of African-American descent. Elaine Ellington, his mother, and Wayne Ellington Sr., his father, gave birth to him. Wayne tragically lost his father in November 2014 after he was shot in Philadelphia.

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Wayne Ellington with his wife

He is a married man, and his wife’s name is Safie Khaled, who used to be his longtime girlfriend. On March 22, 2017, the couple welcomed their first child.

FAQs about Wayne Ellington

Que. What is Wayne Ellington salary?
Ans. $2,641,691
Que. Who is Wayne Ellington’s wife?
Ans. Safie Khaled
Que. What shoes does Wayne Ellington wear?
Ans. He has wore multiple shoes including:-
1. Air Jordan XXXIV Low.
2. Nike Kyrie Low 4.
3. Nike Kyrie Low 3.
4. Nike Kyrie Low 4.
5. Air Jordan XXXIV.


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