Wayne Ellington was the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player in 2009, leading the Tar Heels to the National Title. When he was on the board at No. 28 the Timberwolves quickly pulled the trigger.
Since the Timberwolves had already drafted three point guards when this pick came up, adding a shooter made sense. It became even more obvious that Minnesota had to go with a wing player when you consider their established front court of Kevin Love and Al Jefferson.
Wayne has appeared in 71 games for the Timberwolves this year, averaging only seven points for game. He has, however, shown he still has the ability to shoot from deep, making just under 40 percent from behind the arc.
If the Timberwolves get the second pick, the selection of Evan Turner may limit the minutes for Ellington even more.