Perry Ellis added yet another award to an already impressive resume, being named National High School Senior Boys Basketball Player of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association.
The NHSCA was founded in 1989 and selects National Coaches and Senior Athletes of the Year in 22 boys and girls sports.
This is the second national award Ellis has received. The former Heights star was named a McDonald’s All-American and competed in the all-star game in Chicago this past March.
During his time at Heights, Ellis received all-state honors from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association four times and was named Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year all four years. Ellis also helped his team to four-straight Class 6A State Championships and was instrumental in leading the Falcons to 62 consecutive wins, a state record.
This past season, Ellis became the City League’s career scoring leader with 2,231 points after breaking a 31-year-old record set by Kapaun Mt. Carmel’s Greg Dreiling.
Ellis has signed to play basketball at the University of Kansas. He will get his first game action as a Jayhawk this August when Kansas heads to Switzerland and France to compete in four exhibition games.