Perry Ellis Named Big 12 Player of the Week
IRVING, Texas – Kansas junior Perry Ellis has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week, by a media panel which covers the league, the conference announced Monday.
Kansas won four games last week, including the championship of the Orlando Classic, with Ellis leading the way for the Jayhawks. The Wichita, Kansas, forward scored at least 17 points in every outing on the week, averaging 18.8 points and 7.5 rebounds. Ellis’ top performance came against Tennessee, as he finished with a season-high 24 points and 13 boards, marking his second double-double of the year and eighth of his career. Ellis shot 48.9 percent (23-of-47) from the field and 71.1 percent (27-of-38) from the free throw line in the four contests. Ellis was also named the Orlando Classic Most Valuable Player.
This is the third time Ellis has been named Big 12 Player of the Week with the other two during the 2013-14 season. The last Jayhawk to be named Big 12 Player of the Week three times for his career was Jeff Withey, with all three selections during the 2012-13 season.
Kansas will play host to Florida in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. (Central) on ESPN.
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