Just days after getting news that Wayne Selden will be returning to school for his junior season, Kansas fans found out that their leading scorer and rebounder will be back in Lawrence for his senior year.
During a banquet to announce that he’s won the Mr. Jayhawk award, power forward Perry Ellis made it official.
“There’s still a lot left on the table,” Ellis said, according to the KC Star. “It will be best for me to come back.”
“I went through the process, I heard some first round, a lot of second round. You can’t rush it. I’ll know when the time comes, and it hasn’t come yet.”
Kelly Oubre and Cliff Alexander are both off to the NBA, but with Ellis and Selden returning — along with Frank Mason, Devonte’ Graham, Svi Myhailiuk, Brannen Greene, Jamari Traylor and Landen Lucas — Carlton Bragg joining the program and the Jayhawks in the mix with every elite recruit left uncommitted, Bill Self looks like he’ll once again be a favorite to win the Big 12.
Had he gone pro, Ellis was a likely second round pick.