Bill Self expects Perry Ellis to become a bigger part of Kansas’ rotation in the coming weeks.

“Perry’s minutes are gonna continue to go up if he just stays aggressive,” Self said, “and (he) keeps trying to get out of his comfort zone to be aggressive.”

Self would like Ellis to get to a point where he’s playing with a free mind — and not thinking as much.

“Most freshmen think too much,” Self said. “But he cares, he’s conscientious. The best athletes are the ones that have no memory, the ones that don’t think.

“I don’t know if that’s exactly how you raise your child. To (not) think, and don’t have a memory, and ‘I can’t remember anything bad I ever did.’ But if you can raise your child where they remember that, and somehow when they get between the lines they automatically forget, those are the best guys.”