Kansas head coach Bill Self got some good news on Friday, as guard Wayne Selden announced that he would return for his junior season. The decision comes on the heals of freshmen Kelly Oubre and Cliff Alexander declaring for the NBA Draft.
Selden will look to build off a good season, where he averaged just over nine points per contest and led the team in three point field goals made. The disspointing end to the season in which Kansas lost in the second game in the tournament for the second time in as many season will serve as fuel for the emrging star.
“I’m using that last game and the season as my everyday motivation to get better,” Selden said in a statement. “I’m happy to come back to Kansas next season. This is a special place.”
“Wayne is such a great kid and competitor and feels that there are so many things to accomplish, not only as an individual, but as a team,” head coach Bill Self said in the statement. “He is committed to this program and I know he’ll work his tail off to put himself into in a spot to be a high (NBA) draft pick, hopefully next year, and put our team into position to have another great year.”
Aside from the obvious advantages to returning for another year, Selden cites what could be a very fun and special year ahead for the program, one he would very much love to be a part of.
“A lot of good things are coming up for KU and I want to be a part of that,” Selden said. “We’re going to represent the USA at the World (University) Games this summer. We’re moving into new dorms (McCarthy Hall) before school starts and we’re playing in Maui next year.”