Failure is such a subjective term. I honestly never saw Perry Ellis play in high school so I can't tell you that I had any real expectations out of him. All I can speak to is his play at KU. He is what he is. Players who log meaningful minutes at Kansas typically are much better than Ellis, regardless of position. Hopefully he gets better.
The other thing about B-Rush is that he never lied. Coach Self would be like, “Did everyone make curfew last night? If you didn’t make curfew, raise your hand.” All of us that broke curfew kept our hands down — except B-Rush. He’d raise his hand and tell on himself. Coach Self would ask him why he didn’t make curfew and he’d say, “Because the club was crackin’!” Everyone would laugh and he’d make B-Rush run a little bit.