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Once again, Perry Ellis carries KU to victory

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) puts up a floater over Baylor forward Rico Gathers (2) during the first half, Friday, March 11, 2016 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) puts up a floater over Baylor forward Rico Gathers (2) during the first half, Friday, March 11, 2016 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: Scored 20 points in 25 minutes, giving him 41 points for the Big 12 Tournament.

2 - Wayne Selden Jr.: He made a nice poster with a high-flying one-handed jam over Ishmail Wainright. Selden also played such strong defense that his second consecutive 0-for-3-from-three night was beside the point on an 11-point night.

3 - Devonté Graham: Made many confident passes on the fly, most notably a lob from long distance thrown down by Carlton Bragg. Graham’s really pushing the pace, cranking up the energy at both ends. He totaled 14 points (3 of 7 threes), eight assists, four rebounds and four steals in 38 minutes.

4 - Frank Mason III: Another very efficient game for the junior guard resulted in nine points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal. He made 4 of 6 shots and 1 of 2 three-pointers.

5 - Carlton Bragg: He had just one double-figures scoring output in the regular season and now has three. Has scored 22 points in 21 minutes and has committed nine fouls. Bragg did not have a rebound against Kansas State and had seven against Baylor.

6 - Jamari Traylor: Scored just one point and had trouble holding onto the ball, but still managed six rebounds and lent strong defense (one steal one block) in 19 minutes.

7 - Landen Lucas: Baylor has high-flying, quick athletes making things happen near the rim, so the Bears aren’t the best matchup for Lucas. Still, he contributed seven rebounds, a blocked shot and three steals on a night he didn’t attempt a field goal and made just 1 of 4 shots from the line.

8 - Hunter Mickelson: Made both free throws.

9 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Turned it over three times and committed three fouls in 10 minutes.

10 - Brannen Greene: Off night from three (0 for 2), from the line (2 for 4) and securing the ball (two turnovers) in six minutes.

11 - Cheick Diallo: Played one minute and committed two fouls during the late implosion. His handlers won’t like hearing this: NBA scouts are unimpressed.

12 - Lagerald Vick: Committed a foul in one minute during the late collapse.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 288

Frank Mason III — 286

Wayne Selden Jr. — 260

Devonté Graham — 258

Landen Lucas — 176

Jamari Traylor — 169

Carlton Bragg — 147

Svi Mykhailiuk — 141

Brannen Greene — 137

Cheick Diallo — 97

Hunter Mickelson — 89

Lagerald Vick — 28

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Perry Ellis establishes assertive offense for Kansas in rout

Kansas forward Perry Ellis greets fans as he exits the court after an 86-56 win over the Longhorns Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis greets fans as he exits the court after an 86-56 win over the Longhorns Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. by Mike Yoder

1 - Perry Ellis: Made 9 of 11 shots, drove the ball aggressively, using his superior quickness to get to the hoop and made his lone three-point shot attempt. Ellis scored a game-high 20 points and had four rebounds and four assists.

2 - Frank Mason III: Knew when to pull up and shoot, and when to drive to the hoop. Made great decisions all night, did a terrific job of keeping Isaiah Taylor from scoring (five points, 1 of 10 shots, one assist) and from breaking down the defense to set up teammates. Mason made 5 of 6 shots and all three three-point shots.

3 - Devonté Graham: Played aggressively at both ends and contributed 13 points, seven rebounds and two steals, but also turned it over four times. Graham made 4 of 6 field goals and 3 of 4 three-pointers.

4 - Landen Lucas: Set the defensive tone early, picking up three of his five blocked shots during the 15-0 start to the game. He also had eight points and eight rebounds. He’s played so well the second half of the season. Amazing improvement.

5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Shot looked better and he made 2 of 5 three-pointers on his way to a nine-point night.

6 - Jamari Traylor: Quick, somebody check to see if he has landed yet from that lob he threw down. It’s not often players soar that high during a game. Wow! Scored eight points and defended well in 15 minutes, but didn’t have a rebound.

7 - Brannen Greene: Productive 11-minute effort. He totaled five points and four rebounds.

8 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Had three fouls, two points and two assists in 13 minutes.

9 - Carlton Bragg: Fought as hard on the floor for a loose ball as a player can fight. Also picked up two rebounds, two fouls, an assist and a steal.

10 - Hunter Mickelson: In four minutes, came away with a pair of rebounds and a fluid late-game dunk. Also missed a pair of free throws.

11 - Lagerald Vick: Played three minutes and made his only shot, a three-pointer, naturally.

12 - Cheick Diallo: Played three minutes and made 2 of 4 free throws.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III — 257

Perry Ellis — 255

Wayne Selden Jr. — 235

Devonté Graham — 229

Landen Lucas — 160

Jamari Traylor — 150

Svi Mykhailiuk — 129

Brannen Greene — 128

Carlton Bragg — 128

Cheick Diallo — 90

Hunter Mickelson — 79

Lagerald Vick — 26

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Guess who: Perry Ellis carries Kansas at TCU

Kansas forward Perry Ellis elevates to the rim during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Schollmaier Arena in Forth Worth, Texas.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis elevates to the rim during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Schollmaier Arena in Forth Worth, Texas. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: His strong senior season continued with a ho-hum 23-point, 10-rebound performance. Too quick and efficient for the Horned Frogs to handle, Ellis made 11 of 12 two-point field goals. He missed both three-point attempts.

2 - Devonté Graham: Hustled his way to multiple floor burns and played with a contagious enthusiasm on his way to 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals on a day he did not turn it over.

3 - Jamari Traylor: Scrapped his way to six points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes before fouling out. Grabbed five offensive rebounds, which means he rebounded more of KU’s misses than any other Horned Frog did.

4 - Frank Mason III: Made just 1 of 5 three-pointers and had three turnovers, but was active defensively and dished six assists.

5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Battling the flu, his shot was way off (1 for 5, 0 for 4 from three), but his physical defense gave TCU problems and he had five assists and just one turnover.

6 - Landen Lucas: Guards did a great job of feeding the post and although he didn’t always finish, Lucas did make 4 of 4 free throws and both field-goal attempts on his way to eight points and three rebounds in 17 minutes.

7 - Cheick Diallo: Was extremely active during his 10 minutes on the floor. He grabbled five rebounds, scored two points, blocked a shot and had a steal to go with two turnovers. Whistled for two personal fouls, both avoidable.

8 - Carlton Bragg: Snagged five rebounds, including one off a teammate’s missed free throws, in 10 minutes.

9 - Lagerald Vick: Knocked down a three from the right corner after Bragg snagged a missed free throw and fired a pass to him.

10 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Had wide-open shots and couldn’t bury them, making just 1 of 3 three-pointers and missing both shots inside the arc. One of his stints on the floor ended quickly because of shoddy defense.

11 - Hunter Mickelson: Played two minutes and picked up an offensive rebound, a missed shot and a personal foul.

12 - Brannen Greene: His two appearances on the floor added up to one scoreless minute. Benched for lazy defense seconds into his first appearance on the floor.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 207

Wayne Selden Jr. — 192

Frank Mason III — 189

Devonté Graham — 175

Jamari Traylor — 112

Carlton Bragg — 109

Landen Lucas — 99

Svi Mykhailiuk — 98

Brannen Greene — 95

Cheick Diallo — 71

Hunter Mickelson — 69

Lagerald Vick — 23

— See what people were saying about Kansas at TCU during KUsports.com’s live coverage.


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Perry Ellis shows off his 3-point skills vs. Wildcats

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) heads up for a dunk against Kansas State forward Dean Wade (32) during the second half on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) heads up for a dunk against Kansas State forward Dean Wade (32) during the second half on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: Senior is shooting 50 percent from three after going 3 for 3 on his way to a 19-point game. Had two steals and five rebounds. Made 8 of 11 shots from the field.

2 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Forgotten man had a night to remember with 10 points, four assists and three steals in 21 minutes off the bench. Good chance he’ll get big minutes again Saturday at TCU.

3 - Jamari Traylor: Totaled five points, four rebounds and two blocked shots and a steal in 13 minutes.

4 - Landen Lucas: Had eight points, six rebounds and played 25 minutes before fouling out.

5 - Devonté Graham: Made K-State play sloppy and had three steals. Made just 1 of 4 three-pointers and totaled 10 points, three rebounds and four assists. Turned it over twice.

6 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Failed to follow up phenomenal game vs. Kentucky with a good one. Played 24 minutes, made 1 of 5 three-point shots and 3 of 9 field goals. Totaled seven points, no rebounds and three turnovers. Some of his shots were ill-advised.

7 - Frank Mason III: His drives to the hoop sometimes amount to driving a bridge to nowhere. Opponents don’t foul him as often as in the past and he gets caught without an easy play. Made 1 of 5 shots.

8 - Brannen Greene: Shot 3 of 3 from the field, 1 of 1 from three, 1 of 1 from the free-throw line and did not turn it over on a night he scored eight points in six minutes.

Yet, as far as the coach was concerned, Greene had the most obnoxious night of anyone in the building. (Then again, the coach had no way of knowing about the woman who stood behind me the whole game screeching unbelievably loudly in my ear all night, damaging my hearing). Any way, back to Greene. He dunk with one second remaining, instead of dribbling out the clock, which absolutely infuriated his coach, who spent the rest of the night apologizing for it.

9 - Carlton Bragg: Scored two points, blocked a shot and had a turnover in five minutes.

10 - Cheick Diallo: Played two minutes in the first half.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 195

Wayne Selden Jr. — 184

Frank Mason III — 180

Devonté Graham — 164

Carlton Bragg — 104

Jamari Traylor — 102

Svi Mykhailiuk — 95

Brannen Greene — 94

Landen Lucas — 92

Hunter Mickelson — 67

Cheick Diallo — 65

Lagerald Vick — 19

— See what people were saying about the Sunflower Showdown during KUsports.com’s live coverage.


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Perry Ellis remains consistent amid road collapse

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) catches a pass inside before Iowa State guard Deonte Burton (30) during the second half, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) catches a pass inside before Iowa State guard Deonte Burton (30) during the second half, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: Was matching Georges Niang shot for shot for a stretch, and was the one Jayhawk whose performance never dropped off when the Cyclones took control of the game. Shot 6 of 10 from the field in the second half, when the rest of the team shot 4 of 15. Scored a game-high 23 points and played hard for 36 minutes.

2 - Brannen Greene: Contributed nine points, four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes. Made 2 of 4 three-pointers (was slapped on the side of the hand on one of his misses without drawing a whistle) and made Iowa State account for his whereabouts at all times.

3 - Frank Mason III: Looked like his old self in the first half, driving hard to the hoop, but didn’t do a good job of securing the ball in the second half. Finished with 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and six turnovers.

4 - Devonté Graham: His enthusiasm is a plus. Now it’s time for him to take the next step and show some tough love to teammates when they deserve to hear it. Finished with seven points, four rebounds and four assists.

5 - Landen Lucas: Two things should never come as a surprise about Landen Lucas: First, he can’t score. Second, he sure can rebound. Had two points and nine rebounds, meaning that in the last two games he has two points and 19 rebounds.

6 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Made just 1 of 6 three-pointers and had just two rebounds and one assist. Has not been as good a player in Big 12 action as in non-conference games.

7 - Carlton Bragg: Had two points, two rebounds and a turnover in six minutes.

8 - Jamari Traylor: Picked up two quick fouls and wasn’t a factor for the rest of the night.

9 - Cheick Diallo: Four minutes, zeroes across the board.

10 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Trillion-club entry.

11 - Lagerald Vick: Played one minute and took his requisite three-pointer, missing this time.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 176

Frank Mason III — 170

Wayne Selden Jr. — 169

Devonté Graham — 154

Carlton Bragg — 95

Brannen Greene — 86

Jamari Traylor — 86

Svi Mykhailiuk — 86

Landen Lucas — 83

Hunter Mickelson — 67

Cheick Diallo — 61

Lagerald Vick — 18

— See what people were saying about the KU-ISU game at Hilton Coliseum during KUsports.com’s live coverage.


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Perry Ellis provides rare bright spot in KU loss

Kansas forward Perry Ellis drives to the basket for two points in a game between the Jayhawks and the Mountaineers at the WVU Colliseum in Morgantown, W.V. Tuesday.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis drives to the basket for two points in a game between the Jayhawks and the Mountaineers at the WVU Colliseum in Morgantown, W.V. Tuesday. by Mike Yoder

1. Perry Ellis – The only guy who got anything going offensively, Ellis finished with team highs in points (21) and rebounds (7) and probably should've touched the ball 100 more times.

2. Landen Lucas – His numbers — 2 points, 6 rebounds, 4 fouls, 1 block, 1 turnover — don't tell the story. Lucas was up off the bench early and appeared to be ready for the physical battle that West Virginia brought. But a couple of silly fouls kept him from finding a rhythm and hurt the Kansas defense.

3. Jamari Traylor – Two points, four boards and two steals in 11 minutes isn't bad. His turnover was, but at least it looked like Traylor cared, as he displayed by slamming two hands onto the scorer's table after a miscue. Both he and Lucas at least looked like they wanted to play.

4. Devonté Graham – Played frantic all night and never looked comfortable with the ball. Managed seven points, three assists and three rebounds before fouling out and gets the nod here because he had just one turnover.

5. Wayne Selden Jr. – Hit two three-pointers early and appeared to be headed for a big scoring night. But then he went cold, made just one of five shots the rest of the night and turned it over an improbable six times.

6. Frank Mason III – An off night any way you slice it. Turned it over seven times and scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting in just 25 minutes.

7. Hunter Mickelson – Started yet again but played just five minutes and scored one bucket with two rebounds, one offensive.

8. Carlton Bragg – Three points and three rebounds in six minutes. Also turned it over once and was called for basket interference.

9. Brannen Greene – Looked a little too much like the Brannen Greene of old. No effort, no energy, no intensity no makes on two attempts. Did manage to snag four rebounds.

10. Svi Mykhailiuk – Played 17 minutes and had next to nothing to show for it. Missed all four shots he attempted — 0-of-3 from three-point range — and fouled three times.

11. Cheick Diallo – Had a chance to spark the team on a night it really needed a lift, but committed two out-of-control fouls, one rebound and one steal in four minutes.

12. Lagerald Vick – Came in with the outcome already decided and banked in a three-point shot to give him three points. Also grabbed one rebound and a foul.

SEASON STANDINGS

Wayne Selden Jr. — 141

Frank Mason III — 141

Perry Ellis — 137

Devonté Graham — 120

Svi Mykhailiuk — 75

Jamari Traylor — 73

Brannen Greene — 72

Carlton Bragg — 70

Landen Lucas — 61

Hunter Mickelson — 61

Cheick Diallo — 42

Lagerald Vick — 12

— See what people were saying about No. 1 KU at No. 11 WVU during KUsports.com’s live blog


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Perry Ellis delivers top performance in KU road debut

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) gets up for a bucket against San Diego State forward Zylan Cheatham (14) during the second half, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 at Viejas Arena in San Diego.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) gets up for a bucket against San Diego State forward Zylan Cheatham (14) during the second half, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 at Viejas Arena in San Diego. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: Buried a pair of threes and an 18-footer from the top of the key and drove to the hoop with ease on his way to game-high 20 points. Also had two blocked shots, three assists, three rebounds and five turnovers on his most active night of the season.

2 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Scored eight of KU's points on an 11-0 run that pumped a four-point lead to a 15-point one. Had a three-point shot and three-point play during the stretch and carried team out of a funk. Was whistled for two fouls in the opening two minutes and didn't play the rest of the half. His three-pointer from well behind the top of the key was the biggest shot of the night, giving KU a seven-point lead at the start of the 11-0 run.

3 - Devonté Graham: Has developed into a nice pest to opposing ball handlers and does a nice job of getting to the paint. Totaled 10 points, there rebounds, three assists and two steals.

4 - Frank Mason III: Terrific in the first half and not nearly as good in the final 20 minutes. Scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half, when he knocked down back-to-back three-point shots.

5 - Jamari Traylor: Has made 16 of 20 free throws, including 4 for 4 in this one. Gave a strong defensive effort and hustled his way to six rebounds, four off the offensive glass. Had three steals and a blocked shot.

6 - Brannen Greene: New, mature, unselfish attitude he has shown since coming off a five-game suspension was in full bloom again. Hustled on defense, kept the ball moving on offense, hit the boards hard and produced four points, four rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot. In the 26 minutes Greene was on the floor, Kansas outscored San Diego State by 20 points.

7 -  Hunter Mickelson: Lent two points, three rebounds and two blocked shots to the cause in eight minutes. 

8 - Cheick Diallo: Made a pair of mid-range jumpers and hustled his way to three rebounds and a steal. Also found himself badly out of position.

9 - Carlton Bragg: Would have liked to see him dunk the ball instead of throw it off the glass when he was wide open underneath in the first half. Played six minutes, blocked a shot and had one rebound to go with the easy bucket. 

10 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Missed both three-point attempts in seven scoreless minutes and had one assist.

11 - Landen Lucas: Played just two minutes and picked up an offensive rebound.

SEASON STANDINGS

Wayne Selden Jr. — 96

Frank Mason III — 92

Perry Ellis — 83

Devonté Graham — 79

Svi Mykhailiuk — 53

Carlton Bragg — 51

Jamari Traylor — 48

Brannen Greene — 43

Hunter Mickelson — 34

Cheick Diallo — 28

Landen Lucas — 27

Lagerald Vick — 5


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By the Numbers: Kansas 70, San Diego State 57

By the Numbers: Kansas 70, San Diego State 57

Reply 9 comments from Arthur Ankeney Len Shaffer Zabudda Stupidmichael Surrealku Robert  Brock Jeremy Wilhelm Mike Riches

Senior Perry Ellis best scorer for KU on rough shooting night

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) turns for a shot over Michigan State forward Deyonta Davis (23) during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at United Center in Chicago.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) turns for a shot over Michigan State forward Deyonta Davis (23) during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at United Center in Chicago. by Nick Krug

No. 1 - Perry Ellis: Scored 14 of his team-high 21 points in the first half and had six rebounds and a steal in 34 minutes. 

No. 2 - Jamari Traylor: Did strong board work at both ends, made all four of his free throws and finished with six points and seven rebounds.

No. 3 - Carlton Bragg: Had a defensive lapse that resulted in a three-pointer and didn’t get a rebound in 11 minutes, but hit a pair of shots from the high post on a day not many teammates were hitting shots.

No. 4 - Frank Mason III: Didn’t always get the ball into the right hands at the right time. Made 5 of 15 shots and misfired on all three three-pointers, but also contributed five rebounds, three assists and three steals with just one turnover. 

No. 5 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Did not attempt a three-point shot and couldn’t keep Denzel Valentine in front of him any better than anybody else could, but did contribute four points, two assists, a rebound and a steal in 12 minutes.

No. 6 - Brannen Greene: Didn’t attempt any shots from the field in nine minutes and did not get a rebound, but did make all six of his free throws and and had an assist.

No. 7 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Made just 3 of 12 shots and had one rebound, one assist, two turnovers and a steal. 

No. No. 8 - Landen Lucas: Had seven rebounds in 14 minutes, six off the defensive glass, which is his greatest strength as a basketball player. Set up nicely by teammates, Lucas made just 1 of 5 shots from close range.

No. 9 - Devonté Graham: Rough, rough shooting night. Made just 1 of 9 from the field and missed all four three-point shots on a four-point scoring night. Had four assists, one turnover and one steal.

No. 10 - Hunter Mickelson: Played just three minutes, time enough to pick up a rebound and a foul.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 17

Brannen Greene — 16

Frank Mason III — 16

Jamari Traylor — 15

Wayne Selden Jr. — 14

Carlton Bragg — 12

Devonté Graham — 10

Svi Mykhailiuk — 9

Hunter Mickelson — 6

Landen Lucas — 5

Lagerald Vick — 1

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Wayne Selden Jr. steps up in Big 12 semifinal

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) lays in two of his 20 points in the Jayhawk’s 62-52 win over Baylor in the semi-final of the Big 12 Tournament Friday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) lays in two of his 20 points in the Jayhawk’s 62-52 win over Baylor in the semi-final of the Big 12 Tournament Friday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. by Richard Gwin

1 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Missed his only two three-point shots, but more importantly, he made 7 of 7 inside the three-point semi-circle. He consistently drove hard to the hoops and drew whistles. Finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

2 - Perry Ellis: Hit an early three and played well in many ways until limping off the court, never to return. Coach Bill Self said he expects Ellis to be fine for today’s Big 12 tournament title game. Played 26 minutes and totaled 11 points and six rebounds.

3 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Not nearly as dynamic as in the quarterfinal victory vs. TCU, Oubre had a good defensive game and contributed nine points, five boards, an assist and a steal. 

4 - Frank Mason III: Couldn’t get anything to drop early but came on late with a big steal and scored all eight of his points in the second half. Took one bad shot when he could have dumped it inside to Ellis. Had four assists, two steals and two turnovers in 33 minutes. 

5 - Hunter Mickelson: Played just six minutes, but looked comfortable against Baylor’s big bodies and made his presence felt defensively. Totaled two points, two steals and two blocked shots.

6 - Landen Lucas: Totaled four points, six rebounds, two blocked shots in 25 valuable minutes.

7 - Devonté Graham: Turned it over twice in 11 minutes, which is the main reason he didn’t get on the court for longer. Made 2 of 3 shots and scored four points.

8 - Brannen Greene: Hit a three-point shot from the left corner, breaking a string of 15 consecutive misses. Strangely, he sometimes freezes for an instant before turning to run the other way in making transition from offense to defense and even from defense to offense at times. It’s subtle, but it’s there.

9 - Jamari Traylor: Made just 1 of 4 free throws and missed both shots from the field, but he five rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 249

Perry Ellis - 226

Wayne Selden Jr. - 207

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 197

Cliff Alexander - 170

Jamari Traylor - 140

Brannen Greene - 135

Devonté Graham - 118

Landen Lucas - 117

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 92

Hunter Mickelson - 48

No Selection - 10

Reply 7 comments from Doug Merrill Texashawk10_2 Dirk Medema Jonathan Briles Robert  Brock

Aggressiveness makes Perry Ellis best on court

Kansas forward Perry Ellis hangs for a shot over Texas forward Jonathan Holmes during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis hangs for a shot over Texas forward Jonathan Holmes during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: In three games since missing a shot at the rim that would have been a game-winner at West Virginia, Ellis has scored 23, 24 and 28 points. He was at his very best Saturday with 13 rebounds and three blocked shots. Ellis has become so aggressive of late, attacking off the dribble, throwing down dunks with authority and making it clear who the best player on the court is. He’s played himself into position to win Big 12 Player of the Year honors and he’s done it without a scoring threat playing opposite him in the post.

2 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Has scored 14 points or more in four of his past five games and has averaged 6.6 rebounds in that stretch. He definitely has learned to use his perfect basketball body and athleticism to make things happen near the rim at the both ends. With Cliff Alexander, the team’s best defensive rebounder, sidelined, Oubre grabbed nine defensive boards.

3 - Frank Mason III: Isaiah Taylor is a tough point guard to guard and even though Mason couldn’t keep him out of the paint (nobody can), he made him work hard, pestering him relentlessly. Mason also made sure Kansas didn’t play sloppy. He had just one turnover in 39 minutes to go with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists.

4 - Landen Lucas: Had five points and four rebounds in 25 minutes.

5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Still not finishing at the hoop. He made just 1 of 7 shots, but he did a good job of drawing fouls on wild drives to the hoop and made 5 of 6 free throws. Had a big blocked shot in the second half and two steals to go with seven points and three rebounds in 30 minutes.

6 - Jamari Traylor: Had two rebounds and a blocked shot in 11 scoreless minutes.

7 - Brannen Greene:  Had a three-pointer from the left corner blocked and once missed an open Ellis on the fast break. Had two points an assist and a rebound in 11 minutes. With defenses more mindful of not losing sight of him, Greene has rushed some shots and has made 2 of 14 three-pointers in the past five games.

8 - Hunter Mickelson: Played five minutes, blocked a shot and was whistled for two fouls.

9 - Devonté Graham:  Whistled for two fouls in seven minutes and missed the only shot he took.

10 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Played two minutes and produced a rebound and blocked shot.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 219

Perry Ellis - 215

Wayne Selden Jr. - 187

Cliff Alexander - 170

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 167

Brannen Greene - 130

Jamari Traylor - 122

Devonté Graham - 101

Landen Lucas - 93

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 83

Hunter Mickelson - 31

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