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ITP: KU Decisions, Big 12 Mayhem, and NCAA Regionals

Kansas’ season may be over, but there’s still plenty of hoopla around Lawrence about which Jayhawks will declare for the NBA Draft. Let’s take a break from talking about Kentucky and go through which KU players we expect to stay, and who we expect to go. The Final Four is set. Kentucky is in it. So is Duke. …Can we just cancel it this year? http://insidethepaint.podomatic...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self Says Kansas F Perry Ellis Won’t Play Saturday vs. Oklahoma

Kansas will be without its leading scorer in its regular season finale against Oklahoma on Saturday.  Jayhawks’ junior forward Perry Ellis, who is averaging 14.2 points and seven rebounds a game, will miss the contest against the Sooners. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward is suffering from a sprained knee. He is expected to be back for the Big 12 Tournament.  Self said Perry Ellis...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Shot Heard ‘Round the Big 12: Perry Ellis Surges at Crucial Time

Bill Self preaches constantly that the layup is the easiest shot to make in basketball. It’s a shot that any player who’s good enough to start for Kansas should be able to hit 99% of the time. It wasn’t until KU’s best player missed one that the real spark was lit. When Perry Ellis missed a layup in the last 2 seconds of the Kansas vs. West Virginia game on February 16...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Perry Ellis Lifts KU over Longhorns

Remember earlier this year, when Perry Ellis was struggling? That seems like such a long time ago. The way the Jayhawks beat the Longhorns on Saturday night comes with the typical disclaimers — playing a bad team that might not make the tournament, struggling with length, continuing with the drive, and long-range shots not falling. Despite all that, Kansas found a way to win,...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas Forward Perry Ellis Gets Up For the Alley-Oop Against TCU

TCU does not have a great basketball team, but that does not mean they should be taken lightly. No matter how good you are, the moment you overlook an opponent is typically when you end up on the wrong side of an upset. So--did the Jayhawks overlook the Horned Frogs Saturday?Absolutely not! Instead Perry Ellis led the team to an 81-72 win over TCU with 23 points, two of which came...
Via FatManWriting
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: WVU upsets Kansas on layup to set off court storm

No. 23 West Virginia scored a 62-61 upset over No. 8 Kansas in the final seconds Monday night. Mountaineers point guard Juwan Staten was the hero, driving the length of the court and finishing with 3.9 seconds left.    KU’s Perry Ellis got a pretty good look after a long inbounds pass, but he missed his shot and WVU held on. The Mountaineer faithful immediately rushed the...
Via College Spun
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas basketball: Jayhawks tighten grip on Big 12 with 89-76 win over ISU

Prior to tip-off for the Jayhawks’ Big Monday night rematch with the Iowa State Cyclones, head coach Bill Self never even considered trying to shy away from the importance of the game. “This is about as big a game as you can have halfway through a conference season.” Self said of his team’s second match-up of the season with the Cyclones. Self wasn’t alone in talking up...
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas Basketball: Perry Ellis leading KU through Orlando Classic

Whenever Kansas basketball Head Coach Bill Self is asked a question about junior power forward Perry Ellis, he almost always answers the question with a very predictable answer, in which Self will gush over Ellis’ “natural” scoring ability, then discuss how Ellis needs to be more assertive and aggressive on both sides of the court. After this weekend however, Self is going...
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas Basketball: Self still tinkering with Jayhawks starting five

While seeing their first action of the 2014-2015 season, the Kansas Jayhawks entered their first exhibition game against Washburn University with a starting lineup of two forwards and three guards in Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor, Frank Mason III, Wayne Selden and freshman Devonte Graham.  Even though this starting five did a fine job both offensively and defensively in setting the...
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sporting News ranks KU No. 6 / Perry Ellis featured on cover

Sporting News’ annual college basketball yearbook is out and they released their regional covers on their Twitter account. Perry Ellis is featured on one of the magazines. .@KUHoops @PElliz and @WichitaStateMBB @RDB_sh31ox reppin’ the great state of Kansas on our cover and in our top10. — Sporting News Yrbks (@SN_Yrbks) August 11, 2014 The cover...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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