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No. 10 Kansas holds off No. 13 Utah as Ellis comes up big

  Perry Ellis scored 14 points, including the go-ahead basket in the closing minutes, and No. 10 Kansas held on after blowing a 21-point second-half lead to beat No. 13 Utah 63-60 on Saturday. Jamari Traylor added 13 points and Frank Mason III had 10 for the Jayhawks (8-1), who led 42-21 early in the second half before the Utes (7-2) stormed back to take the lead. Jakob Poeltl's...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Jayhawks Named to Naismith Trophy Men’s 50 Watch List

ATLANTA – Kansas men’s basketball junior Perry Ellis, sophomore Wayne Selden, Jr., and freshman Cliff Alexander have been named to the Naismith Trophy Men’s 50 Watch List, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday. Kansas is one of four schools with three student-athletes listed among the 50-member list, joined by Arizona, Duke and Kentucky. The KU trio makes up one-third...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Basketball: three things to take away from the Orlando Classic

Kansas basketball has come a LONG way since their 30-point defeat to the Kentucky Wildcats two weeks ago. Since their last defeat, the Jayhawks have gone on a four-game winning streak while averaging 75 points per game, 20 points more than what they had averaged in their first two contests of the season. Kansas was especially impressive while going undefeated in this year’s Orlando...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ellis, Holton Named Men’s Basketball Weekly Award Winners

Irving, Texas – After combining for a 6-0 record during Thanksgiving week, juniors Perry Ellis (Kansas) and Jonathan Holton (West Virginia) are the latest winners of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively. Ellis is recognized for the third time in his career, while Holton is honored for the second consecutive week.    BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK Perry...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Basketball: Perry Ellis leading KU through Orlando Classic

Whenever Kansas basketball Head Coach Bill Self is asked a question about junior power forward Perry Ellis, he almost always answers the question with a very predictable answer, in which Self will gush over Ellis’ “natural” scoring ability, then discuss how Ellis needs to be more assertive and aggressive on both sides of the court. After this weekend however, Self is going...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Post Game Awards: UC Santa Barbara

Kansas opened up their regular season with a 69-59 win over UC Santa Barbara. It wasn’t pretty but it’s not like they lost to UMKC or a team like that. Rock Chalk Blog Player of the Game: Perry Ellis We’ve been wondering where Perry Ellis has been for the exhibition games and Ellis ended up emerging as the best player on Friday night. Ellis was the clear RCB player of the game...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas Basketball: Self still tinkering with Jayhawks starting five

While seeing their first action of the 2014-2015 season, the Kansas Jayhawks entered their first exhibition game against Washburn University with a starting lineup of two forwards and three guards in Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor, Frank Mason III, Wayne Selden and freshman Devonte Graham.  Even though this starting five did a fine job both offensively and defensively in setting the...
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sporting News ranks KU No. 6 / Perry Ellis featured on cover

Sporting News’ annual college basketball yearbook is out and they released their regional covers on their Twitter account. Perry Ellis is featured on one of the magazines. .@KUHoops @PElliz and @WichitaStateMBB @RDB_sh31ox reppin’ the great state of Kansas on our cover and in our top10. — Sporting News Yrbks (@SN_Yrbks) August 11, 2014 The cover...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sporting News names Perry Ellis the No. 3 power forward

Yesterday, we posted that Sporting News named Wayne Selden the No. 5 shooting guard in the nation. Today, Sporting News picked Perry Ellis as the No. 3 power forward in the 2014-15 season. Here’s what they said about Perry: Size: 6-8, 225 pounds Class: Junior Stats: 13.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg Andrew Wiggins consumed more oxygen among the Jayhawks than a lot of us realized until the whole...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

After scary collision, KU's Ellis is all right -- and the Jayhawks are, too

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- It's a not a concussion. Well, OK. If it is a concussion ... "It's very, very slight," Kansas coach Bill Self said Saturday afternoon when asked about the status of sophomore forward Perry Ellis, his best post player. "But what he did was, he got hit and bruised a nerve in his neck, and it caused a problem." Well, that and several viral videos. If you haven't seen...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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