Ellis did not play in the team’s season-ending loss to Oklahoma because of a sprained right knee but was cleared to practice this week.
Ellis, a first-team All-Big 12 selection, is averaging 14.2 points and seven rebounds for Kansas (24-7). Jayhawks coach Bill Self said Ellis could play on Friday if Kansas beats the Horned Frogs.
Self said during Wednesday’s practice that sophomore guard Wayne Selden will play against TCU despite being bothered by a sore ankle and that sophomore guard Brannen Greene will play after serving a one-game suspension.
- Scooby Axson