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34 - Perry Ellis

Kansas 

  • Birthday: 9/14/93
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-8
  • Wt: 225
  • Hometown: Wichita, KS
  • High School: Wichita Heights
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

90

2016
Mock:  52

NBA Comparison: Ryan Gomes

Strengths: The thing that jumps out first when you watch Perry Ellis is his elite footwork around the basket .... Ellis’ high level footwork, which includes a number of pivot and spin based moves make him very effective with his back to the basket, and off the dribble ... His mid range, and emerging long range jumper allow him to keep defenders honest, and render him a threat 5 feet or 20 feet away from the hoop ... Ellis finished the season shooting 39% from the 3 point range, and a slow start to the year was erased after a red hot .476% three point shooting percentage over seventeen Big 12 games ... Offensively he’s really a well rounded player capable of facing up, scoring with his back to the basket or putting the ball on the deck ... Ellis is also a player who’s improved his athleticism over the years, and although not an elite athlete, he’s strong, has nice explosion, and very well conditioned ... Ellis is a willing defender, and puts forth a great deal of effort ... Not great defending on the low block, he can hold his own switching off pick and rolls, and defending away from the hoop ... Also a solid rebounder, he hauled in 6.9 per game in 28.8 mpg ... Perry is also a very high character player, who has clearly worked hard to improve his game and conditioning every season in college ...

Weaknesses: Ellis does fit into the tweener mold ... Not quite big enough to be an ideal power forward in the NBA, and there are questions as to whether he is athletic enough to play NBA small forwards ... He measured just 6’8’’ in shoes, and weighs 222 lbs, with a 6’10’’ wingspan ... All pretty small measurements for an NBA 4 man ... He does struggle to finish over length ... Often choses to go head on into double teams rather than making the smarter decision to pass to an open teammate ... Perry is an improved ball handler, but to play minutes in the NBA at small forward, he’ll need to continue to hone these skills ... Must work on extending his very good collegiate 3 point clip out to the NBA line ...

Overall: Ellis is a high character combo forward, nearly complete on the offensive end. A savvy NCAA vet, he’s faced his fair share of players currently in the NBA over the years, and had success, but his lack of height and still evolving ball handling skills still lump him in group of players that are labeled “tweeners.” ... His improved athleticism and conditioning are not jaw dropping, but are certainly acceptable when looking at an NBA forward ... Despite his lack of high level physical tools, he’s a player who works hard on the defensive end, and understands team defensive schemes ...

Notes: Measured 6’8 in shoes, weighed in at 222 lbs, and sported a 6’10’’ wingspan at the 2014 Nike Skills Academy. Won 4 straight 6A High School Titles at Wichita Heights, KS. All-Big 12 Third Team 2013-14, All-Big 12 First Team 2014-15 ...

Dave Ray 3/27/15

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