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Wiggins wakes up, helps Kansas top Fort Hays State, 92-75 in exhibition finale

Andrew Wiggins-watchers had to wonder what the heck was going on late in the first half as Kansas University’s basketball team built a 22-point lead over Fort Hays State on Tuesday night with the freshman phenom scoring nary a point. By Gary Bedore

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Low-key Ellis learning to lead on young KU team

Kansas University sophomore forward Perry Ellis may be one of Bill Self's quietest Jayhawks, but Self says that, as a leader on a young KU squad, Ellis' "fire burns, there is no question." By Gary Bedore

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Rising star Perry Ellis, KU freshmen turn heads at adidas camp

Kansas University sophomore Perry Ellis and freshmen Wayne Selden and Joel Embiid served as counselors and played games at last week's adidas Nations camp in Los Angeles, where the trio received positive reviews from media in attendance. By Jesse Newell

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Perry Ellis studying game of ex-Jayhawk Marcus Morris

Kansas University sophomore forward Perry Ellis has hit the film room this offseason to improve his game. One of his main studies? Former Jayhawk Marcus Morris, whom Ellis watched quite a bit growing up. By Jesse Newell

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Perry Ellis, now a KU veteran, aims to build on freshman finish

Kansas University sophomore forward Perry Ellis says he's working hard to build on strong play from the end of his freshman season. By Gary Bedore

Surprise visit makes Jayhawk fan’s day

Barb Parker, single mother of former Douglas County Jayhawks Special Olympics basketball team star Tony Parker, was eating dinner with her favorite player when the doorbell rang Sunday around 7 p.m.

Opinion: Perry Ellis picks perfect time to turn up aggressiveness

Often during the first few months of the season, Perry Ellis looked like just another freshman struggling to find his way. He dunked the ball twice in his first 34 games, four times in the past two, during which he made 15 of 18 field-goal attempts and averaged 17.5 points and six rebounds. By Tom Keegan

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Feeling free: Perry Ellis has career game as KU downs Iowa State

Kansas freshman forward Perry Ellis exploded for a career-high 23 points off 10-of-12 shooting and 3-of-3 free throwing, with six rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes as KU advanced to the Big 12 tournament championship game against Kansas State. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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Opinion: Perry Ellis developing into nice March surprise for KU

A Sprint Center-record crowd of 19,160 watched Kansas forward Perry Ellis turn from a freshman into a sophomore in one night, his confidence growing exponentially as the game progressed, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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Opinion: Perry Ellis lone highlight for KU at Baylor

Forage through wreckage long enough and you’re bound to stumble upon a hidden treasure, which brings us to Saturday’s 23-point loss to Baylor in the Ferrell Center. By Tom Keegan

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KU freshman Ellis settling in; McLemore to practice today

Kansas University freshman forward Perry Ellis had a strong first semester in the classroom and is getting more comfortable on the court. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas PF Perry Ellis flashes potential

Guys who go against Kansas University freshman Perry Ellis every day — his frontcourt teammates — say the power forward’s double-double against American University is a sign of huge things to come. By Gary Bedore

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KU freshman Perry Ellis: College transition tough but rewarding

Kansas University freshman Perry Ellis says the adjustment from high school to college — both in the classroom and on the basketball court — has been trying at times, but he's focused on improving. By Gary Bedore

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Self: Among power forward trio, Kevin Young is best fit for KU now

The Kansas University men's basketball team has had three different players start at power forward thus far this basketball season, but KU coach Bill Self says Kevin Young is the best fit for the Jayhawks right now. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Perry Ellis will get the hang of banging

Perry Ellis used beyond-his-years basketball skills to lead Wichita Heights High to four consecutive state titles. But he never had faced a band of bruisers akin to Michigan State's big men and his long night amounted to a valuable basketball education. By Tom Keegan