All-State teams roll in from all across the country at this time of year, and we wish we would highlight them all. It's undoubtedly a great accomplishment for each player selected, so it's tough to pick and choose which individuals to highlight.
This one was easy, though, as Heights (Wichita, Kan.)
standout Perry Ellis
made his mark in Kansas. Ellis became the first four-time All-State selection by The Topeka Capital-Journal
, which announced its team this past weekend.
"I'm going to miss all my friends I played with over the years," Ellis told the newspaper. "They're great people and they really taught me a lot and helped me out, so I'm going to miss that part.
"But I've been there four years, I've had a lot of fun, but this is my time to take the next step in life after high school, and I'm ready."
Not coincidentally, Wichita Heights won its fourth-consecutive Class 6A state title this season. The 6-foot-8 Ellis scored 29 points in the title game, which, according to the newspaper, pushed his career total to 2,231 points.
Ellis will play at the University of Kansas next year, but first he will play in the McDonald's All-American Game on March 28.