Perry Ellis both consistent and efficient in scoring department

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) gets in for a bucket past West Virginia forward Elijah Macon (45) and forward Esa Ahmad (23) during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) gets in for a bucket past West Virginia forward Elijah Macon (45) and forward Esa Ahmad (23) during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis, who hit seven of nine shots in Tuesday’s 75-65 victory over West Virginia, has cashed 26 of his last 34 attempts over three games.

That’s 76.5-percent marksmanship.

“Just in practice getting a lot of shots and getting game shots in,” Ellis said of the key to his hot streak. “Teammates feeding me, just trying to attack. They are falling.”

Ellis poured in a game-high 21 points Tuesday. He was one of two from three and six of seven from the line.

“He’s doing everything he has to, coming in early all the time (at practice), putting in the work, putting up shots,” said KU senior forward Jamari Traylor. “It’s what he does, being efficient.”

As far as Ellis’ practice habits, Traylor added: “He comes a little bit earlier than the other guys. By the time I’m getting in the gym, he’s in there getting up shots. Before a game, before practice, it’s what he does.”

Traylor continued: “He’s shooting from everywhere. He’s starting out closer, getting in midrange, going side to side.

“He’s our go-to guy. Mr Consistent. That’s all I can say. he’s playing great,” Traylor added.

Of Ellis, coach Bill Self said: “He’s been very efficient and consistent. He’s been a rock for four years. He’s stellar. It’s hard to find any faults with a kid who conducts himself as he does.”

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By the Numbers: Kansas 75, West Virginia 65

By the Numbers: Kansas 75, West Virginia 65