ESPN reports that Kansas University coach Self and assistant Jerrance Howard on Monday met with 6-foot-2 freshman point guard Derryck Thornton, who recently announced plans to leave Duke University after one season.
Kansas senior Perry Ellis' trophy case just got more crowded as the forward was named the 2016 Big 12 Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year the conference announced Thursday. Ellis is winning the honor, selected by the league coaches, for the second straight year.
A sport management major, with a minor in business, Ellis is a three-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree in addition to earning a spot on the Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team his freshman year. In his senior year alone, the Wichita, Kansas native was a Consensus All-America Second Team selection, a unanimous All-Big 12 First Team honoree in addition to being tabbed one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award and one of five finalists for the Karl Malone Power Forward Award. He completed his Jayhawk career eighth on the Kansas career scoring list and 12th on the KU rebound list.
The Big 12 Conference established its Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award in 2012-13. A recipient is named in each of the conference's sponsored sports. Each Big 12 institution nominates one individual per sport with the winners selected by a vote of the league's head coaches for that sport, who are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes.
You have reeled in so many awards and crossed so many milestones in your four years at Kansas. Is there one that you will relish the most or means the most to you?
“I think there is just one. My favorite honor has been getting those Big 12 championships. Those four in a row and how tough it has been. It’s been something that has been really great for me.”
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