Kentucky target Perry Ellis is the best basketball player ever to come out of Kansas

Perry Ellis

Hyperbole? Perhaps. Overstatement? Possibly. But the 17-year-old junior certainly has the credentials to support such a bold proclamation. Consider:  En route to leading Wichita Heights to the 6A state title in 2009, Ellis became the first freshman named Gatorade state player of the year. He repeated both those state and individual feats last season as a sophomore.  At 6-8, 222 pounds, Ellis has size, strength, speed and quickness and seemingly can do everything on the court. He owns the paint but can also run the break.

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