The native of Oakland, California, scored 10 points in the Cougars' loss to Texas State in the Rainbow Classic finale Monday while also adding three rebounds.
He then set a career high with 16 points in SIUE's home-opening loss to SIU Carbondale where he was seven for 14 from the field. He led the team with a career-best six rebounds and six assists. He recorded one steal while turning the ball over only once.
Ellis now has three double-figure scoring games in the first four games of the season.
The Cougars will travel to Arkansas State for a Tuesday matchup beginning at 7:30 p.m.