Varsity Kansas

Name the best basketball player in Kansas history

Who’s the first person to pop into your head? Maybe Darnell Valentine? Lucius Allen?

This state has a rich history in the sport, so who do you think it is?

A Duke basketball blog — catching up on Heights’ Perry Ellis now that the Blue Devils have offered the senior a scholarship — says Ellis could be the best-ever. I think he can be in the conversation. It’s why The Eagle named him to the top 15 while doing a story on the 100 years of the Kansas state basketball tournament.

Is it too early? Or is the conversation right on time? Do you figure it out based on what they did in high school or high school combined with college, high school/college/NBA? What’s your criteria?