Ellis Named Big 12 Player of the Week
Link VOTE ELLIS (Senior CLASS Award)
IRVING, Texas – SeniorPerry Ellis closed out his final week of Big 12 regular-season play by averaging 21.0 points against two top-25 opponents to earn Big 12 Player of the Week honors, the league announced on Sunday morning.
Ellis recorded back-to-back 20-point efforts as the Jayhawks, winners of 11-straight games, put the finishing touches on their 12th-straight Big 12 regular-season title. The senior forward averaged 21.0 points and 5.5 rebounds, shooting 60 percent (18-of-30) from the field. He opened the week with 20 points in a road win at No. 23 Texas, before following with a 22-point effort in a senior night victory over No. 21 Iowa State. Ellis has posted 11 games with 20 points or more this season, including eight in Big 12 competition.
All-Big 12 honors will be announced later today (Sunday, March 6).
Ellis and the No. 1-ranked Jayhawks (27-4, 15-3 Big 12) will be the No. 1 seed in this week’s Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas will face the winner of No. 8 seed Kansas State and No. 9 seed Oklahoma State on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Central time on ESPN2.
PERRY ELLIS 2015-16 ACCOLADES
Academic All-Big 12 First Team
Senior CLASS Award Finalist (1 of 10)
Wooden Award Finalist (1 of 15)
Naismith Trophy Midseason 35
Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award Finalist (1 of 10)
Lute Olson Award Mid-Season Watch (1 of 35)
Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List (1 of 33)
Big 12 Player of the Week
Maui Jim Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team
Preseason All-Big 12 First Team
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