Ellis' soph breakthrough

Perry Ellis was fortuitous to play behind Jeff Withey and Kevin Young during his first season in Lawrence. The 6-foot-7 forward did not have to fill a large role in either the Jayhawks' offense or defense, using roughly a third of Kansas' available minutes and providing solid scoring off the bench -- a perfect scenario for a freshman. However, the squad will have to depend on Ellis to provide low-post scoring in his second season, and the big could potentially have a breakthrough sophomore campaign.