Friday, September 16, 2011

Wichita State Still in the Mix for Ellis

Perry Ellis (Wichita Heights, KS) a five-star power forward, has a final four of Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky and Wichita State. After today (9/16), he will have finished all of his in-home visits and started talking about his recruitment with his closest family and coaches.

Wichita State, who everyone conceives to be a darkhorse in his recruitment, has made a strong push throughout his middle school and high school career. They've even done enough to beat out schools like Duke, Minnesota and Oklahoma.

But after adding two JUCO big men in Earl Watson and Cleanthony Early, many would speculate that the Shockers chances of landing the in-state talent were slim.

However, according to the Ellis family, that isn't the case.

"I don't think that's an issue at all," his mother said. "Perry is not a big for [Wichita State]. He will be a wing."

The versatile forward has received big time compliments from all the coaches saying he could be another, three position threat. For the most part, Ellis has played in the frontcourt, but after recent improvement to his shot and ball handling, he has the ability to play on the wing and some coaches even believe he could be a college two.