Perry Ellis is one of the most decorated players to come out of Kansas in years, winning three Gatorade Player of the Year awards and three state championships, as well as leading his Wichita Heights (Kan.) team to 44 consecutive victories.
On Wednesday, Ellis announced that he would continue his legacy in the Sunflower State by staying in-state and attending Kansas.
"I've been there so many times, I just felt so comfortable there," Ellis said during a press conference at his school.
Ellis chose the Jayhawks over Kentucky, Kansas State and Wichita State.
"All these schools were real close to me," he said. "They've been there three or four years now. It was a tough decision."
Ellis is a 6-foot-8 prospect who is one of the best offensive forwards in the country. He can score around the rim or from the perimeter, and he has improved his ability to beat defenders off the dribble or run the floor and get baskets in transition. He is ranked No. 27 by CBSSports.com.
He is happy to get the recruiting process over with.
"It's been on my mind for awhile now," he said. "I wanted to do it today because I was ready."