Summary: Perry Ellis has long been coveted by Kings coach Andrew Gaze. The 201cm (6″7’) forward brings versatility to the side, able to play multiple front court positions, as well as three-point range. He comes to the Kings via NBA D-League team Greensboro Swarm, following an outstanding four-year career at storied NCAA program the University of Kansas. His work ethic and attitude, as well as a maturity beyond his 23 years, is a welcome addition to the club.
Statistical Highlights: Ellis averaged 12.5 points and 5.8 rebounds over 144 college games, leading the Jayhawks to an impressive 115-29 record that included four trips to the NCAA Tournament. All-time top ten scorer for Kansas. He averaged 10 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for Greensboro in the NBA D-League.
Career Highlights: He led Kansas to an ‘Elite Eight’ Regional Finals appearance in the 2016 tournament. During that stellar senior year, Ellis averaged 16.9 points and 5.8 rebounds over 38 games, earned Second Team All American honours and was named First Team All-Conference. Kansas finished the season with an outstanding 33-5 win/loss record. Key member of the United States national team that won the 2015 World University Games, and was named a McDonald’s All American prior to his college career.