Monthly Archives: August 2011

Perry Ellis meets with KU on Sept. 9

Heights basketball player Perry Ellis has set three of his four in-home visits with college coaches.

Ellis narrowed his list to four schools earlier this month — Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky and Wichita State.

Ellis, a 6-foot-8 forward, will meet with Kansas coaches on Sept. 9, followed by Kansas State on Sept. 12. Wichita State makes its pitch on Sept. 13.

The Ellis family has yet to finalize a date with Kentucky. That meeting is expected to be the final one.

Ellis will play in the Boost Mobile Elite 24 this weekend in Venice Beach, Calif. Ellis will play for the Raymond Lewis team, coached by former Syracuse star Jason Hart and assisted by NBA players Brandon Jennings, Kevin Love and ex-Duke star Jason Williams.

The game will be televised on ESPNU (Channel 244) at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Raymond Lewis team will play Marques Johnson, coached by Grant Rice, Tyreke Evans, Kemba Walker and John Wall.

Jordan Webb will start at QB

Kansas coach Turner Gill has been hinting at it for weeks now, and he made it official on Friday afternoon: KU redshirt sophomore Jordan Webb will be the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback.

“After evaluating our quarterback position with (offensive Coordinator) Chuck (Long), we decided at this time to announce that Jordan Webb will be our starter at that position,” Gill said in a statement. “Jordan has shown great leadership and consistency all throughout fall camp. His improved quarterbacking skills put him in the position to lead our team.”

KU remains one of Perry Ellis’ four possibilities

Heights senior basketball star Perry Ellis told reporters in Las Vegas today that his list of college choices has narrowed to four — Duke, Kansas, Kansas State and Kentucky.

That eliminates Memphis, Oklahoma and Wichita State, schools that Ellis had listed as possibilities a year ago.

Ellis, a three-time Eagle All-State selection who has led Heights to three state titles, spoke with reporters at the Adidas Nations tournament.

Charge against Thomas Robinson dropped

The battery charge against Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson, stemming from an April 10 incident at a Lawrence nightclub, has been dismissed, according to an employee at the Lawrence Municipal Court.

The employee said that Robinson and the alleged victim reached an agreement and that person requested the charge be dismissed. Robinson signed an affidavit, gave the court a letter of apology to the alleged victim and has already performed 20 hours of community service.

Robinson, a native of Washington, D.C., is expected to be a leader for this year’s KU team and one of the top forwards in the country. He averaged 7.6 points and 6.4 rebounds in 14.6 minutes last season.