Senior Star Wayne Selden Picks Kansas

Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

Wayne Selden, ranked No. 14 in the Class of 2013, has decided to take his talents to Kansas.

Selden committed today after attending the Phog, a Kansas Midnight Madness celebration. The New Hampshire player was so confident in the Jayhawks that he didn’t need to visit any other school. Selden chose Kansas over Florida, Missouri, UCLA and Syracuse.

“It is the right fit for me as a person and a player…When we walked in the arena (for Late Night in the Phog), the roar of the crowd was insane. I was filled with excitement and to a certain extent overwhelmed,” said Selden.

According to Selden, attending Tilton High School really prepped him for this decision. He believes living in a small town like Tilton should really help his transition to Kansas.

“Growing up in the city (Boston), which I love, but there are always distractions both positive and negative…Tilton helped me stay focused on academics and basketball. Lawrence, Kansas, is a great town and has the same feeling as Tilton,” he said.

The 6’5″ star has crushed the high school circuit thanks to his size and strength.

Selden started taking strides in his game after he started working with Steve Hailey, a former Boston College player. Hailey and Selden focused on enhancing Selden’s ballhandling and scoring skills.

With the addition of Selden, Kansas has moved to No. 2 in the Class of 2013 rankings. The only team to top the Jayhawks was Kentucky. The addition of Selden should really add depth to a Kansas team that is already solid. Kansas also added top recruit Conner Frankamp out of Wichita, Brannen Greene from Georgia and Frank Mason from Virginia.


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