Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Richmond in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Kansas won 87-59. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
IRVING, Texas - Kansas sophomore F Perry Ellis has been named the co-Big 12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week in a vote by a media panel which covers the conference. Ellis, who is winning the honor for the second time, both this season, shared the accolade with Baylor sophomore Isaiah Austin.
Ellis averaged 25.5 points and 9.5 rebounds as the Jayhawks dropped an 85-82 overtime decision at Kansas State before defeating TCU, 95-65, in Lawrence. The 6-8, Wichita, Kan., native turned in his top effort against the Horned Frogs, scoring a career-high 32 points on 13-of-15 (.867) shooting. For the week, he shot 64.3 percent (18-of-28), including 2-of-3 (.667) from three-point range, while converting 13-of-16 (.813) from the free throw line. Ellis has four double-doubles this year, including 19 points and 11 rebounds at Kansas State, and has led the Jayhawks in scoring each of the last two contests.
Ellis, freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid have earned Big 12 weekly honors twice this season. Wiggins and Embiid have been named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week twice in 2013-14.
Kansas (19-6, 10-2) will play at Texas Tech (13-12, 5-7) on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. (Central) on the Big 12 Television Network.
Kansas 2013-14 Big 12 Weekly Honorees
Nov. 18 - Perry Ellis (co-player); Andrew Wiggins (newcomer)
Dec. 2 - Joel Embiid (newcomer)
Dec. 23 - Tarik Black (newcomer)
Jan. 13 - Wayne Selden, Jr. (newcomer)
Jan. 20 - Naadir Tharpe (player); Joel Embiid (newcomer)
Jan. 27 - Andrew Wiggins (newcomer)
Feb. 17 - Perry Ellis (co-player)