Heights’ Perry Ellis, who graduated last month, was named the National High School Senior Boys Basketball Player of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association.
Ellis was a McDonald’s All-American selection and played in All-Star game in March in Chicago.
The four-time All-State player, four-time All-Metro player, four-time Kansas Gatorade player of the year, led Heights to four straight Class 6A titles.
He finished averaged 25.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per game his senior season. Ellis, who is 6-8, 220 pounds, became the City League’s scoring leader, passing Kapaun grad Greg Dreiling, who had held the record for 31 years.