Kansas Jayhawks junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. will skip his senior season and enter the upcoming NBA Draft, according to an AP report. Selden and coach Bill Self initially announced the decision via a statement released yesterday.
A former five-star talent and McDonald’s All-American from Boston, Selden had a career season his junior year. He averaged 13.8 points per game while shooting 47 percent from the field and 39 percent from three-point range as Kansas went on to win the Big 12 regular season and conference championships before falling to Villanova in the Elite Eight of this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Just what Selden’s draft stock is, however, is something of a mystery. DraftExpress currently projects him as a second-round pick, as does NBADraft.net. That’s pretty accurate, as Selden proved to mostly be a shooter during his days with the Jayhawks.
If he wants to up his stock, he needs to prove to teams and scouts at both workouts and the NBA Scouting Combine that he can indeed do more than that.
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