June 28, 2010

Ellis working to improve

Andover, Kan. -- The facility looks more like an island resort-shopping mall hybrid than a gym, and the Polo-adorned men stationed at the building's front desk know him by name. Ask for Perry Ellis at the state-of-the-art Andover (Kan.) YMCA, and the attendants will point you to his favorite place, a pristine group of five basketball courts located just past a host of flat-screen televisions being used for Nintendo Wii-workout purposes. And while the gaming machines may very well represent the future of fitness, the 6-foot-8 Ellis already on the hardwood just paces down the plant-and-bench lined hallway does the same for college basketball.

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