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Jan 7, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks forward Perry Ellis (34) is guarded by Baylor Bears guard Kenny Chery (1) during a game at Ferrell Center. Kansas won 56-55. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

A Player’s Worth a Thousand Points

Perry Ellis is going to be worth more than the Jayhawks may have ever imagined.

The power forward, who was recently named a finalist for the Karl Malone Award, scored his 1,000 point as a Jayhawk on Valentine’s Day against Baylor.

There will be many more to come, and Ellis told kusports.com after the game he is very thankful to be at Kansas.

"“It feels great, he said. “I’m blessed to be in this position. It’s really an honor.”"

His head coach said he can’t wait to see what the junior has in store for the future.

"“I don’t mean this as a negative. I’ve coached him three years. He leaves me wanting more,” KU coach Bill Self said. “He leaves me saying, ‘He got 18, but should have had 20. He got six rebounds, but should have had nine.’ I haven’t thought that of late. I think he’s playing closer to his ceiling now than he ever has."

Ellis is usually pretty mild-mannered, and other than flashing a big smile here and there during the game, that was the case on this day despite reaching the milestone.

While Ellis certainly has NBA potential, Jayhawk fans hope he continues to pile up the points this year, and return to do the same for his senior campaign.

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