KU’s Perry Ellis named Big 12 Player of the Week

Courtesy: Kansas Athletics

IRVING, Texas – Kansas junior Perry Ellis has been named men’s basketball co-Big 12 Player of the Week in a vote by a media panel which covers the conference, the league office announced Monday. Eliis, who earned the honor for the second time this season and fourth time for his career, shared the accolade with Le’Bryan Nash of Oklahoma State.

Ellis averaged 16.0 points and 7.5 rebounds as the No. 8/9 Jayhawks won at Texas Tech, 73-51, and defeated then-No. 16/16 Baylor, 74-64. The Wichita forward shot 52.2 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the free throw line. He opened the week by just missing a double-double with 14 points and nine boards at Tech. He then tied for the game-high in scoring with 18 points against the Bears.

Earlier this season, Ellis was named Big 12 Player of the Week after being named the most valuable player in Kansas’ Orlando Classic championship over Thanksgiving weekend. He twice earned the accolade last season.

Kansas’ leading scorer and rebounder, Ellis is the only player in the Big 12 to rank in the top seven in the conference in scoring (tied for seventh at 13.1 ppg) and rebounding (fourth at 7.1 rpg).

No. 8/8 Kansas (21-4, 10-2) is at No. 23/22 West Virginia (19-6, 7-5) for an ESPN Big Monday game tonight, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. (Central).

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