UNC Basketball: Top 5 Tar Heels in Final Four history

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Wayne Ellington

2009 National Championship vs. Michigan State

Wayne Ellington was named the 2009 Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.

Outstanding is the perfect description of Ellington’s play in the finals. Ellington led Carolina with 19 points and four rebounds. He connected on all three of this three-point field goals. Ellington made seven of his 12 field goals and both of his free throws. Another significant statistic of Ellington is that he committed no turnovers in this game.

Ellington’s jump shot was one of the best in the North Carolina basketball program. Every time he shot the ball, it looked like it was going in. Literally.

Carolina put on a dominating performance in the 2009 finals. Point guard Tywon Lawson finished the game with 21 points, eight steals and six assists and four rebounds. Tyler Hansbrough had 18 points and seven rebounds. Ed Davis had 11 points and eight rebounds in a reserve role.

Earlier that season, North Carolina beat Michigan State 98-63 in the same location where the national championship was played – Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

Currently, Wayne Ellington is a shooting guard for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.