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Bruce Ellington

  • position G
  • height 5-9
  • weight 197
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Moncks Corner, S.C.
  • High school Berkeley
  • position G
  • height 5-9
  • weight 197
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Moncks Corner, S.C.
  • High school Berkeley

Bruce Ellington Bio

2011-12 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2012-13 (junior)
Missed the first six games of the season and the Manhattan (Dec. 22) and Presbyterian (Dec. 29) contests while competing with the Carolina football team … Saw action in 23 games with 19 starts on the year … Averaged 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 32.2 minutes per game … In SEC play, posted 9.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists in a team high 33.7 minutes per game … Posted 11 double-digit scoring contests, including a season high of 18 points vs. Auburn (Jan. 12) … Led or shared the team lead in scoring three times, in assists 12 times and in steals 10 times … Joined the basketball team for practice on Nov. 27 and earned the start just two days later at St. John’s (Nov. 29), scoring seven points, while playing a team high 29 minutes … Tallied double-figures in back-to-back contests, scoring 12 points vs. both Clemson (Dec. 2) and Jacksonville (Dec. 7) … Missed the Manhattan (Dec. 22) and Presbyterian (Dec. 29) contests due to play with the Gamecock football team at the Outback Bowl … Returned with 11 points in SEC opener at Mississippi State (Jan. 9) … Followed with 18-point performance and then-season high five assists against just two turnovers vs. Auburn (Jan. 12) … Posted seven points and collected a team high three steals vs. LSU (Jan. 16) … Posted a career high nine rebounds at Missouri (Jan. 22) … Solid from the floor, hitting 6-of-8 attempts (2-2 from 3), while dishing a team high four assists in win vs. Arkansas (Jan. 26) … Scored 14 points, matching a season high with three made 3s vs. Georgia (Feb. 2) … Posted nine points at Kentucky (Feb. 5), including seven from the free throw line … Scored 11 points and collected three assists at Georgia (Feb. 23) … Collected a season high six assists at Texas A&M (March 2), while adding 10 points … Scored nine points and once again matched season high for second straight game with six assists vs. Miss State (March 6) … 10 points and three assists at Vandy (March 9) … Scored 13 points in SEC Tournament play vs. Mississippi State (March 13) … Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2011-12 (sophomore)
Missed the first six contests of the season, and the USC Upstate contest (Jan. 31) while competing with the Carolina football team … Saw action in 24 contests with 15 starts on the year … Averaged 11.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 29.0 minutes per game … In league play, saw action in all 16 contests with 14 starts … Posted 11.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game … In overall games, led the team or shared the team lead in scoring 10 times, in assists 16 times and in steals five times … Posted 12 double-figure scoring games, 16 games with at least three assists and four games with at least two steals … Played 27 minutes, while adding six points and one assist in first contest of the season vs. Providence (Dec. 1), competing in the BIG EAST/SEC Challenge … Tallied nine points, including the game-winning free throw, in 58-55 victory at Clemson (Dec. 4) … 17 points and five made shots from beyond the arc in win over Wofford (Dec. 28) … Returned to basketball team following a victory at the Capital One Bowl with the football squad, hitting a perfect 3-of-3 from 3-point range to score nine points off the bench vs. SC State (Jan. 3) … Posted 20 points in 24 minutes off the bench vs. Vanderbilt (Jan. 10), which resulted in first start of the season in the following contest vs. Florida (Jan. 14) … Tallied 17 points vs. the Gators, including a 4-of-6 effort from 3-point range … Hit the first ‘last second’ game winner of his career, scoring on a layup with 1.3 seconds left on the clock to give the Gamecocks their first SEC win, a 56-54 victory over Alabama (Jan. 25) … Contributed 12 points and two assists vs. the Crimson Tide … 15 points and three assists at Florida (Feb. 2) … Matched season high with six assists at Tennessee (Feb. 8) … Collected a season high seven rebounds, while adding six points and two assists vs. LSU (Feb. 18) … Finished the season with five-consecutive double-figure scoring games, beginning with a 15-point, four-assist effort at Vanderbilt (Feb. 22) … Played in a season high 38 minutes, scoring a team high 19 points, while adding four assists and two steals vs. Tennessee (Feb. 25) … Led team with 17 points and four assists vs. Mississippi State (Feb. 29) … Posted 11 points in SEC Tournament contest vs. Alabama (March 8) and matched season high with six assists … Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2010-11 (freshman)
Started all 30 games of his freshman campaign … Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team … Averaged a team-best 12.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.0 steals in a team-high 30.9 minutes per contest … In SEC play, averaged 12.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.9 steals in 31.3 minutes … Led the team in field goal attempts (423), field goals made (138), 3-point field goal attempts (198), 3-point field goals made (61), assists (97) and minutes played (928) … Led the team or shared the team lead in scoring 10 times, assists 18 times and steals nine times … Posted 16 double-figure scoring games, including seven 20-point efforts and one 30-point performance … Tallied 21 games with at least three assists and eight games with at least two steals … Was solid in college debut, tallied eight points and dished seven assists vs. Elon (Nov. 12) … Followed with a 22-point, five-rebound, five-assist and four-steal performance at then-No. 2 Michigan State (Dec. 16) … Dished a season-high eight assists, and collected a season-high eight rebounds, while adding 20 points in double-overtime win at WKU (Nov. 27) … Played a season high 46 minutes at WKU … Scored 31 points, hitting 11-of-23 shots, including an impressive six 3s in loss at Furman (Dec. 22) … 11 made shots and 23 attempts vs. Furman marked season highs … Scored 21 points vs. Boston College (Jan. 1) … Scored a team-best 22 points in SEC debut, an overtime win over Vanderbilt (Jan. 8) … Also collected seven rebounds and matched season high with six 3s vs. the Commodores … Named the Jan. 10 SEC Freshman of the Week after Vanderbilt contest … Tallied 23 points in road win at Florida (Jan. 15), scoring South Carolina’s last six points in the contest to clinch the win … Scored 13 points and four assists in overtime win over Arkansas (Jan. 19) … Made a season-high seven free throws vs. the Razorbacks … Tallied 20 points in victory at LSU (Feb. 2) … Contributed 15 points in road contest at Tennessee (Feb. 16) and at Mississippi State (March 5) … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll. Pre-South Carolina
Four-year letterwinner for coach Charlie Harrison at Berkeley High School … A consensus four-star prospect … Rated as the No. 56 overall prospect and the No. 12 point guard in the country by Scout.com … No. 96 overall prospect and No. 24 point guard by Rivals.com … No. 21 point guard according to ESPN.com … MVP at the Desert Dual AAU Tournament in July 2009 … Garnered all-region honors all four years at Berkeley … Averaged 22.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game as a senior … Named the South Carolina Coaches Association 4A Player of the Year, Region 7-4A Player of the Year, Post and Courier Athlete of the Year and was a McDonald’s All-American nominee following senior season … A South Carolina High School Basketball Coaches Association (SCBCA) Preseason Elite 5 (all state classifications) … A SCBCA Preseason Top 5 Senior Class (4A) … Averaged 28.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists as a junior … Chose South Carolina over Clemson, Tennessee, Miami (Fla.), Kansas, Georgia Tech and Auburn … Former AAU teammate of fellow signee RJ Slawson. Personal
Son of Gwen and Bruce Ellington … Has a brother, Ashley … Lists his favorite meal as steak and his favorite NBA team as the Miami Heat … Major is sociology … Also a member of the South Carolina football team … Played in all 13 games during his freshman season in 2011, earning Freshman All-SEC honors as an all-purpose performer on the football field … Started all 13 games on the gridiron in 2012 … paced the squad with 600 receiving yards on 40 catches with seven touchdowns.

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