Evaluation: It’s hard to rank a guy like Ellis this low for one simple reason — he’s a winner. Wherever he goes, he wins. He’s not a guy who just racks up the personal awards (and as you can see below he has plenty of those), but he’s someone who will do whatever it takes to win and the fact that his Wichita Heights High School (KS) team has won four straight state championships does nothing to dispel that notion. Other than the fact that all he does is win, he has a good motor, rebounds well and is versatile. However, one thing he can improve on is his back-to-the-basket moves.
Notes: Committed to Kansas September 21, 2011; Only player to ever win four Gatorade State Player of the Year awards
Awards: 2012 McDonald’s All-American, 2012 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year, 2011 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year, 2010 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year, 2009 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year
Stats: Senior– 25.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.0 bpg and 1.0 steals