Kansas City, Mo. Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis, who practiced on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse and participated in a 40-minute shoot-around in Sprint Center, remains questionable for Thursday’s 1:30 p.m. Big 12 tournament quarterfinal against either TCU or Kansas State.
Coach Bill Self said after the Sprint Center workout that Ellis’ status will be determined right before the game. He did not play in Saturday’s game against Oklahoma because of a sprained right knee.
“He looked good today,” Self said of Ellis, who wore a knee brace at practice and will wear it in games. “We only practiced for an hour in Lawrence. He didn’t really move around much over here (at shoot-around) by design. He practiced full practice (in Lawrence). He went about 50 percent of practice yesterday.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self meets with media members Wednesday at Sprint Center, in Kansas City, Missouri, on the eve of the Jayhawks' Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals against either TCU or Kansas State. The KU coach provides an update on injured forward Perry Ellis, discusses the possibility of Kansas landing ...
“A lot will depend on if he plays tomorrow how he feels tomorrow. If he’s got pain, which he didn’t have today, we’ll hold him. If he doesn’t, we’ll put him out there. A lot depends on that and we won’t know anything until tomorrow."
Wayne Selden Jr., who sprained his ankle against West Virginia on March 3 and played 18 minutes at Oklahoma, practiced again Wednesday and will play versus the KSU/TCU winner, Self said.
“Wayne’s fine. He may be a little sore but he’s definitely going to play,” Self said.
Meanwhile, freshman Cliff Alexander, who has missed the past three games because of an NCAA issue, will not play Thursday, Self said. That issue remains unresolved entering the Big 12 Tourney.
And Brannen Greene, who was suspended for the OU game for disciplinary reasons, practiced again Wednesday and will also play Thursday, Self said.
— For more on Ellis and a look at Thursday’s quarterfinal game, check back in later tonight at KUsports.com.