Incoming Kansas Jayhawks freshman power forward Perry Ellis is a touted top 25, five-star recruit who headlines a great incoming 2012 recruiting class. Ellis, viewed as the heir apparent to future top five draft pick Thomas Robinson at the 4, has a seemingly endless list of accolades.
Ellis’s most recent one was being named one of the 40 Parade All-Americans on Sunday, which is no surprise given how well he has played.
Below is what I wrote up on Perry Ellis in a piece some time ago.
Ellis is strong, and his ability to run the floor is a great asset to have with his immense strength. He is a solid rebounder, can make plays in transition, and he has a great arsenal of moves down low. Ellis fits what this team does on offense, and he’s the type of recruit to build a class around.
A rival high school coach said, “Perry is a great player and was a great champion. He seemed always to be ready to play in the state championship game. He’ll have a great career at KU.”
Damontre Harris was the only threat to Ellis becoming a first-year starter at KU, and now that Harris has transferred to Florida instead of KU, it looks like Ellis will be the Jayhawks starting power forward next season.