Kansas CITY, Kan. - After averaging 13.5 points and 6.7 rebounds a game last season, Kansas forward Perry Ellis knows he has to become a better leader in 2014-15. With the departure of multiple first-round NBA draft picks from a year ago, Ellis finds himself the most experienced player on the Jayhawk roster.
“I feel like there is a little bit more of an opportunity for me,” said Ellis on the Big 12 Digital Network. “The older you get, the more things you want to take on. That’s what I’m doing.”
Over the summer, the junior participated in the LeBron James Skill Academy, working out with some of the best college basketball players in the country. He reports the experience was a confidence booster after being tabbed as one of the better players in attendance by various scouts.
Ellis represented Kansas at Big 12 Media Day and Scout.com caught up with the junior to preview the season.