There was speculation as to whether not Kansas power forward Perry Ellis would return to school for his senior year or not, and he has ended the speculation. Ellis will return to Kansas for his senior year of college as he felt as though his draft stock wasn’t that great. Ellis made the decision last week, but wanted to announce his decision at a banquet.
"Degree is huge for me," Perry Ellis says.
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“There’s still a lot left on the table,” Ellis said. “It will be best for me to come back.”
Ellis received feedback from the NBA that if he were to declare for the draft, he would’ve been taken in the 2nd round, which ultimately guaranteed Ellis’ return to Kansas.
“I went through the process, I heard some first round, a lot of second round,” Ellis said. “You can’t rush it. I’ll know when the time comes, and it hasn’t come yet.
“But I’m really excited for our team next year. We have a lot of good pieces coming back.”
Ellis lead the Jayhawks in scoring and rebounds per game, averaging 13.8 points and 6.9 rebounds in his Junior year of college. The Jayhawks were eliminated in the Round of 32 versus the Wichita State Shockers during this year’s NCAA Tournament.
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