Kansas junior shooting guard Wayne Selden is entering this year’s draft and plans to sign with an agent in the coming weeks, he announced through the school. He’ll lose his college eligibility once he hires representation. The 6’6″ 21-year-old is a second-round prospect, checking in at 44th in Jonathan Givony’s DraftExpress rankings and 55th with Chad Ford of ESPN.com.
Selden’s stock has declined since he entered school at No. 13 in the Recruiting Services Consensus Index, one spot above Bobby Portis, whom the Bulls drafted 22nd last year. This season was nonetheless a renaissance of sorts for Selden, who put up 13.8 points per game, his first double-digit scoring average with the Jayhawks, and shot 39.2% on 3-pointers. He delivered a landmark 33-point performance against Kentucky on January 30th and averaged 17.8 points per contest in the NCAA Tournament this month.
This season was the first during Selden’s tenure that he wasn’t overshadowed by a first-round prospect on his own team. Andrew Wiggins, the 2014 top pick, and Joel Embiid were on the Jayhawks during Selden’s freshman year, and Kelly Oubre was there last season.