Kansas junior guard Brannen Greene will declare for the NBA Draft and not return for his senior season, according to a video posted to Jayhawks basketball’s official Twitter.
— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) March 30, 2016
A former four-star recruit from South Georgia, Greene was never able to average more than 15 minutes per game with Kansas and had a whirlwind of a season. He was suspended for six games early in the 2015-16 campaign for “conduct detrimental to the team” and was rumored to not exactly get along with coach Bill Self. For the season, Greene averaged just 5.4 points per contest.
That said, since Greene appears to have his heart set on turning pro and not taking advantage of a new system that would allow him to withdraw from the draft later than in years past, the now-former Jayhawk will need to go above and beyond to prove that his numbers at Kansas are not indicative of his talent.
On top of that, Greene needs to prove that despite reports, he does not indeed have an attitude problem. Neither DraftExpress nor NBADraft.net have him being selected in their latest mock drafts, so it’s certainly going to be an uphill battle on his part.
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