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Monday, February 17, 2014

Perry Ellis shares Big 12 player of week award

Kansas forward Perry Ellis gets a round of high fives from his teammates and coaches as he leaves the game after a 32-point effort against TCU on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis gets a round of high fives from his teammates and coaches as he leaves the game after a 32-point effort against TCU on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Sophomores Perry Ellis of Kansas and Isaiah Austin of Baylor shared the latest Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honor.

This marks the second time this season Ellis has won the award, while Austin is recognized for the first time.

A 6-foot-8 forward, Ellis averaged 25.5 points and 9.5 rebounds as the Jayhawks dropped an overtime decision at Kansas State before defeating TCU in Lawrence. 

The Wichita native turned in his top effort against the Horned Frogs, scoring a career-high 32 points on 13-of-15 (.867) shooting. For the week, he shot 64.3 percent (18-of-28), including 2-of-3 (.667) from 3-point range, while converting 13-of-16 (.813) from the free-throw line. 

Ellis has four double-doubles this year and has led the Jayhawks in scoring each of the last two contests.  

Baylor guard Kenny Chery won the league’s Newcomer of the Week. 

Comments

Scott Yessen 7 months ago

Just for fun, and WORSE case, what if we loose everyone? Wiggins, Embiid, Selden, and Ellis. And if you wanna get real crazy, assume AWlll transfers.What does the line up look like next season?

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Jonny Swift 7 months ago

1: Naadir, Mason, Frankamp 2: Greene, Frankamp 3: Oubre, Greene 4: Alexander, Traylor 5: Lucas, Mickelson

Still a pretty stacked lineup if you ask me. Funny thing is, this team might very will still win the Big 12.

If our top 4 guys went to the pros (really can't see Perry or Wayne going this year - I think they are both here for one more year), then White would all of a sudden be getting a ton of playing time, especially as a JR. I really like his work ethic and admire how much he's improved since last season - I really hope he does not transfer regardless.

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Jonathan Allison 7 months ago

Amazing that we still have a solid 9 man rotation even in this worst case type scenario. Also, if this were to play out we'd likely add a couple more recruits, possibly Lyle and Myles Turner, which would put us even with Duke and slightly better than Kentucky probably for top class honors.

Obviously, this is a hypothetical scenario but if Coach Self were faced with the reality of losing Wiggins, Selden, and Ellis, I'd think that he'd find a way to keep White on board, even at the expense of landing JaQuan Lyle.

Only way I could see this scenario playing out is if KU goes on a tear through the postseason, each player contributing to our domination and hanging Championship Banner #6 in the rafters (frankly, Ellis leaving for the draft would still be a long-shot).

In which case, I'd be perfectly OK with the NBA Draft exodus.

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Brianna Zaleski 7 months ago

There is nothing fun about that scenario.

My guess is that we lose both AW's this year and that's it. Wiggs to the league and White to transfer.
I think this OAD thing is a fad and it's starting to show it's true colors a little. I think these kids are starting to realize that the players that stick around in the NBA, are the ones that learn how to play the game. Certain players are just plain ready for the NBA right away. There is no denying that. Durant, Rose, Anthony Davis, but there is like 1 or 2 players at the most every year who are capable of that. The rest need improvement and experience to succeed at the next level. Look at Kentucky's OADs. How many of them are sticking? Where is Daniel Orton, M. Teague and some of the others? I know there are more but I can't think. And then look at players like Collison, Hinrich, Gooden, J. Vaughn, JJ Reddick just to name a few. Those are all guys who have made millions of $ and played for a lot of years and competed for championships. Mostly because they decided to stick around and learn how to play.
It's not about the 1st contract in the NBA, it's about the 2nd. The smart ones do what's necessary to see that they get the latter as opposed to the former.

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