Following a weekend visit to the Lawrence-based campus, 2013 guard Wayne Selden rang in his decision. The 6-foot-5 wing is off the board and headed to Kansas.
The addition marks the fourth for head coach Bill Self from the senior class and second within the past week. On Oct. 8, Frank Mason, a former Towson-commit and member of the class of 2012 pledged his decision in favor of the Jayhawks. Now, Selden is also headed to the Big 12.
An original native of Roxbury, Massachusetts, Selden is just the latest top prospect to come out of the Boston-area as of recent. His former prep school teammate, Nerlens Noel, who hails from Everett, Mass., pledged to Kentucky last spring. In addition, fellow Massachusetts-native, Naadir Tharpe is expecting expanding minutes in the back court for Kansas this season as a sophomore.
Selden was originally part of the class of 2014, but made the decision a few months back to reclassify and finish up his high school requirements this year. The shooting guard joins Mason, Conner Frankamp and Brannen Greene amongst the Jayhawks’ commitments for next season.
The final nail in Selden’s decision may have come this past weekend given the timing of his announcement. Selden was in attendance at Late Night in the Phog this past Friday, the annual Midnight Madness event associated with the start of the Jayhawks’ 2012-13 season.
Selden was highly-touted and heavily-recruited leading up to Monday’s decision, while ESPN‘s Dave Telep acknowledged his overall potential via Twitter, saying, “”Wayne Selden is the kind of kid that has swagger. Other guys enjoy playing with him. Might help unlock more elite guys.”
In addition to Selden, Kansas also hosted 2013 prospects Joel Embiid and Aaron Gordon.
Selden ran with BABC during his time on the AAU circuit and is currently preparing for his senior season at the Tilton School (NH).
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