Maalik Wayns

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Maalik Wayns
Maalik Wayns 2017 03 05 02.jpg
Wayns as a Maccabi Rishon LeZion player, 2017
Free agent
Position Point guard
Personal information
Born (1991-05-02) May 2, 1991 (age 26)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American / Belarusian
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Roman Catholic
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Villanova (2009–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Philadelphia 76ers
2013 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
20132014 Los Angeles Clippers
2014 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2015 Delaware 87ers
2015 Atenienses de Manatí
2015–2016 Pallacanestro Varese
2016 Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
2016–2017 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
Career highlights and awards

Maalik Benjamin Wayns (born May 2, 1991) is an American professional basketball who last played for Maccabi Rishon LeZion of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. He played high school basketball for Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, where he was a Parade All-American as well as a McDonald's All-American before playing college basketball for Villanova University under coach Jay Wright.

Early life[edit]

Wayns was born on May 2, 1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Verland and Deborah Wayns. Maalik has one sibling named V. J. Wayns.

High school career[edit]

Wayns was a member of Roman Catholic High School's varsity basketball team. As a Junior, he averaged 22.4 points, 5.1 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.1 steals. Wayns was also a two-time MVP in the Philadelphia Catholic League and also first team all-city and all-state in Pennsylvania. As a Senior, Wayns averaged 19.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists. He was named a third-team Parade All-American and McDonald's All-American at the end of the year.

College career[edit]


Wayns chose to attend Villanova University to play under coach Jay Wright. On November 16, 2009, Wayns scored 16 points in 18 minutes to help Villanova defeat the University of Pennsylvania. He was named Big East All-Rookie Team and won the Big East Rookie of the Week three times. Wayns finished with 6.8 points and 1.3 assists.


Wayns scored 15 points and 6 assists against Bucknell University on November 12, 2010. He had a career night against the Marist Red Foxes on November 16, 2010, as he scored 17 points to go with 4 assists and 7 rebounds and 1 steal as 'Nova won 84-47. He recorded his first double-double against Boston University on November 17, 2010, scoring 12 points and dishing 12 assists. He had a career-high 19 points against UCLA on November 24, 2010 along with 6 rebounds as Villanova won 82-70.


As a junior in 2011–12, Wayns earned second-team All-Big East honors after averaging 17.6 points per game.

Professional career[edit]

2012–13 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Wayns joined the Orlando Magic for the Orlando Summer League and the Golden State Warriors for the Las Vegas Summer League. On July 31, 2012, he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[1] On January 6, 2013, he was waived by the 76ers[2] but was re-signed to a 10-day contract two days later.[3] He was not re-signed when that contract expired.[4] On January 21, 2013, he was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.[5]

On March 9, 2013, Wayns signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.[6] On March 19, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Clippers,[7] and on March 29, he signed with the Clippers for the remainder of the season.[8]

2013–14 season[edit]

In July 2013, Wayns joined the Clippers for the 2013 NBA Summer League and later joined the team for training camp, where he made the final roster on a non-guaranteed contract for the 2013–14 season. On January 5, 2014, he was waived by the Clippers,[9] and three days later, he signed another 10-day contract with the Clippers.[10] On January 16, he was waived by the Clippers.[11] On February 17, 2014, he was reacquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[12]

2014–15 season[edit]

After playing three games for the Washington Wizards during the 2014 NBA Summer League, Wayns signed a one-year deal with Žalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuanian Basketball League on July 30, 2014.[13] On October 13, 2014, he parted ways with Žalgiris due to injury before appearing in a game for them.[14]

On January 12, 2015, Wayns' returning player rights were traded by Rio Grande Valley to the Delaware 87ers in exchange for the returning player rights to Hamady N'Diaye.[15] On February 3, 2015, he officially joined the 87ers.[16] On April 6, 2015, after the end of the 2014–15 D-League season, Wayns signed with Atenienses de Manatí of Puerto Rico for the rest of the 2015 BSN season.[17]

2015–16 season[edit]

On August 14, 2015, Wayns signed with Pallacanestro Varese of the Italian Serie A for the 2015–16 season.[18]

2016–17 season[edit]

On August 1, 2016, Wayns signed with Yenisey Krasnoyarsk of Russia for the 2016–17 season.[19]

On November 24, 2016, Wayns signed with the Israeli team Maccabi Rishon LeZion.[20]


  1. ^ "Sixers Sign Rookie Free Agent Maalik Wayns". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 31, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ Sixers Recall Arnett Moultrie From D-League And Waive Maalik Wayns
  3. ^ Sixers Sign Maalik Wayns To 10-day Contract
  4. ^ Sixers Sign Guard Shelvin Mack to 10-Day Contract
  5. ^ 2012-13 RGV Vipers Transactions
  6. ^ "MAALIK WAYNS SIGNED TO 10-DAY CONTRACT". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 9, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ "MAALIK WAYNS SIGNED TO SECOND 10-DAY CONTRACT". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 19, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ "MAALIK WAYNS SIGNED FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 29, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Clippers waive guard Maalik Wayns
  10. ^ Clippers sign guard Wayns to 10-day contract
  11. ^ CLIPPERS SIGN FORWARD HEDO TURKOGLU; Team Also Re-Signs Darius Morris And Releases Maalik Wayns
  12. ^ Vipers Acquire Maalik Wayns
  13. ^ "Zalgiris puts Wayns at point". July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Maalik Wayns, Zalgiris Kaunas part ways". October 13, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  15. ^ Vipers Acquire Rights to Hamady N'Diaye in Trade with Delaware
  16. ^ Delaware 87ers acquire Maalik Wayns
  17. ^ "Llega nuevo refuerzo a Manatí". (in Spanish). April 7, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Pallacanestro Varese announces Maalik Wayns". August 14, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Маалик Уэйнс перешёл в «Енисей»". (in Russian). August 1, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Maalik Wayns inks with Maccabi Rishon LeZion". 24 November 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 

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