LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 26: Perry Ellis #34 of the Kansas Jayhawks handles the ball against Mikal Bridges #25 of the Villanova Wildcats and Josh Hart #3 in the second half during the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at KFC YUM! Center on March 26, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The NBL's Sydney Kings have pulled off a massive coup, signing US College forward star, Perry Ellis.

Ellis averaged 12.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in his 144 games for the Kansas Jayhawks.

The 23-year-old played in four NCAA tournaments and helped his side to an 'Elite Eight' finals appearance in 2016. During his senior year, he was named in the Second Team All-American squad and the First Team All-Conference side.

He is Sydney's first import signing for next season.