Kansas Jayhawks
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Perry Ellis

Position Forward
Height 6'8''
Weight 225 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Wichita, Kan.
High School Wichita Heights HS

OVERVIEW
Kansas’ leading scorer each of his last two seasons: 2014-15 (13.5 ppg) and 2015-16 (16.9 ppg)… Ended his career No. 8 on the Kansas career scoring list at 1,798 points and No. 12 on the rebounding list (834) becoming only the fourth player in school history to rank that high in both… Also ranked tied for 13th with 16 career double-doubles… Wrote a heart-felt farewell letter to Kansas fans.

CAREER HONORS
• Consensus All-America Second Team [2016]
• All-America Honorable Mention [2015 Associated Press]
• All-Big 12 [2014 Third Team, 2015 First Team, 2016 First Team]
• Big 12 Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year [2014-15, 2015-16]
• Wooden Award Finalist [2016]
• Senior CLASS Award Finalist [2015-16]
• USBWA All-District VI [2015, 2016]
• NABC All-District 8 [2014 Second Team, 2015 First Team, 2016 First Team]
• Big 12 Player of the Week [11/18/13, 2/17/14, 12/1/14, 2/16/15, 3/2/15, 3/5/16]
• CBSSports.com National Player of the Week [12/1/14]
• Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team [2014, 2016]
• Preseason All-Big 12 [2013-14 Honorable Mention, 2014-15, 2015-16]
• Lute Olson All-America Team [2014-15]
• Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team [2015]
• Orlando Classic MVP [2014]
• Battle 4 Atlantis All-Tournament Team [2013]
• Academic All-Big 12 [2013 Rookie Team, 2014 Second Team, 2015 First Team, 2016 First Team]
• Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls [Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014]
• Real Men, Real Heroes “Honorary Hero” Award [2015]
2015-16 watch lists: Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award Top 5, Senior CLASS Award Finalist (Top 10), Naismith Trophy Midseason 35, Wooden Award Late Season Top 20, Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award Finalist (1 of 10), Senior CLASS Award Candidate (Top 30), Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, Lute Olson Award Mid-Season Watch (1 of 35), Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List (1 of 33), Naismith Trophy Watch List (1 of 50), Wooden Award Preseason Top 50, Karl Malone Award Watch List.
2014-15 watch lists: Lute Olson Award Finalist (1 of 25)… Lute Olson All-America Team… Karl Malone Power Forward Watch List… John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50.
2013-14 watch lists: NABC Good Works Team Nominee… Naismith Trophy Early Watch List.

2015-16 (SENIOR)
• Consensus All-America Second Team honoree and finalist for many postseason awards.
• Led Kansas in scoring at 16.9 ppg and was second on the team with 5.8 rpg.
• Ranked among the Big 12 leaders in points (third at 16.9), rebounds (11th at 5.8), field goal percentage (fourth at 53.1) and free throw percentage (eighth at 78.5).
• One of only three players in the Big 12 to rank in the top 11 in scoring and rebounding (Georges Niang of Iowa State and Devin Williams of West Virginia).
• Led Kansas in scoring 17 times and in rebounding 15 times.
• Scored 20-plus points in three of his last four and seven of his last nine contests (16 times total).
• Averaged 18.3 ppg in four NCAA games.
• Shot 60 percent or better in 12 games.
• Averaged 17.7 points and 5.8 rebounds during Big 12 play.
• Scored 22 points on Senior Night vs. Iowa State (March 5).
• Was 9-for-11 scoring 20 points at Texas (Feb. 29).
• Pulled down nine or more rebounds eight times.

2014-15 (JUNIOR)
• All-Big 12 First Team who was an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American.
• 2015 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year who was the only player in the Big 12 to rank in the top seven in scoring (seventh at 13.8 ppg), field goal percentage (seventh at 45.7) and rebounding (fourth at 6.9 rpg).
• Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection who also ranked in the league in free throw percentage (11th at 73.0).
• Three-time Big 12 Player of the Week during the season.
• Recorded seven double-doubles, which tied for third in the Big 12, and had 17 games with seven or more rebounds.
• Led KU in rebounds 15 times, scoring 13 times and blocked shots 11 times.
• One of five Karl Malone Power Forward Award finalists who was the MVP of the Orlando Classic which led him to being named Big 12 Player of the Week and CBSSports.com National Player of the Week.

2013-14 (SOPHOMORE)
• All-Big 12 Third Team honoree who started 34 of 35 games, missing only Senior Night.
• Paced the team in field-goal percentage (54.9).
• Led KU in points nine times and in rebounds 13 times.
• Had five double-doubles and eight 20-point games.
• Posted a double-double vs. Eastern Kentucky (3/21) in the NCAA Tournament with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
• Second-leading KU scorer (13.6 points per game).
• Broke Big 12 Tournament field-goal percentage record, shooting 91.7 percent (11-12) vs. Iowa State (3/14).
• Two-time Big 12 Player of the Week honoree.
• Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds vs. TCU (1/25).
• Scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Duke (11/12) in the Champions Classic.

2012-13 (FRESHMAN)
• Named to Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team.
• Averaged 5.8 points and 3.9 rebounds and started three of 37 games played.
• Posted seven games with 10-plus points.
• Shot 60 percent or better in 11 games.
• Led KU with 14.3 ppg, 78.3 FG Pct. and tied for the team high with 6.3 rpg in the Big 12 Championship.
• Recorded 12 points and six rebounds vs. Kansas State (3/16) in the Big 12 title game.
• Tallied a career-high 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting vs. Iowa State (3/15) in the Big 12 semifinals.
• Recorded first KU career double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds) vs. American (12/29).
• Posted 15 points and eight rebounds in his collegiate debut vs. Southeast Missouri State (11/9).
• Led Kansas in field goal percentage at 65.4 percent on KU’s Europe trip to Switzerland and Paris in the summer of 2012… Averaged 10.3 points on the trip over four games…        Put up a double-double in the final game in Paris with 16 points, on 6-of-9 shooting, and 12 rebounds.

USA BASKETBALL
2015 World University Games
• Started all eight games played for USA in winning the gold medal at the 2015 World University Games (WUG) in Gwangju, Korea.
• Named to the WUG Second Team.
• Averaged 13.3 points and 6.5 rebounds and led USA Team with 23 points in the semifinal win against Russia.
• Led USA three times in rebounding, including 10 boards in the gold medal contest versus Germany.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Led Wichita Heights to four-straight Class 6A State Titles under head coach Joe Auer.
• Four-time Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year.
• A McDonald’s All-American that was ranked No. 24 overall by Rivals.com in the final rankings, No. 35 overall by ESPNU100 and No. 33 by Scout.com.
• Ninth-best power forward in the country (Rivals.com).
• Finished his career as the school’s and conference’s all-time leading scorer (2,231 points), bro-ken by former KU teammate Conner Frankamp a year later.
• Played a key part in Heights’ state-record 62-game winning streak which was the nation’s longest active streak during the 2011-12 season.
• Averaged 25.8 points/9.4 rebounds as a senior.
• Averaged 22.1 points/7.9 rebounds as a junior.
• Averaged 22.2 points/10.4 rebounds as a sophomore.
• Averaged 19.2 points/11.7 rebounds as a freshman.
• Valedictorian of his senior class with a 4.0 GPA.
• Kansas’ first-ever four-time all-state selection.
• The 2012 National HS Senior Boys Basketball Player of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association.
• Named the 2012 Barry Sanders High School Male Athlete of the Year by the Wichita Sports Commission.
• Verbally committed to Kansas on Sept. 21, 2011 over offers from Kentucky, Kansas State, and Wichita State… Signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Kansas in November of 2011.

ACADEMICS
• Graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in sport management and a minor in business in May 2016.
• Four-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree.
• Valedictorian of Wichita Heights High School in 2012.

PERSONAL
• Born Perry Michael Ellis on Sept. 14, 1993 in Wichita, Kansas.
• Son of Will and Fonda Ellis… Has an older sister, Savannah, and two younger brothers, Cameron and Brae.
• Sister, Savannah, played on the women’s basketball team at Memphis.