One of the more well liked players in recent Kansas basketball history is going to takes his talents to the next level. Guard Wayne Selden will forego his senior season at Kansas and will enter the NBA Draft.
Selden’s departure comes on the heels of Saturday’s season ending loss to Villanova in the Elite Eight. His legacy will be one that Jayhawk fans will look back on and smile.
"The last three years have been a true blessing to experience as a Jayhawk, an opportunity I am so thankful for," Selden said. "That being said, I'd like to announce that I will be declaring for the 2016 NBA draft. It has always been our plan that my college experience would be three years. I plan to hire representation in the coming weeks.
"I want to thank the Kansas fans for their support as a Jayhawk over the years. The support is unmatched and has been the driving force in games," Selden continued. "I would like to thank each of my brothers. Together we battled through the tough and celebrated the good. Giving our all for one another. I'd also like to thank Coach Self and the entire Kansas basketball staff. I've received three years of meaningful experiences and guidance both on and off the court."
Selden averaged 13.8 points per game and turned in a memorable career high performance of 33 points in Kansas’ dramatic 90-84 overtime win over Kentucky in late January. He also became one of thebest three point shooters and highlight makers, including his show stopping dunk in the Big 12 Championship semifinal against Baylor.
"We are all so happy and proud of Wayne for not only how he's played but for how he's represented our school over the last three years," Self said. "After his freshman year and seeing Andrew (Wiggins) and Joel (Embiid) declare after one year, Wayne, his family and our staff spoke that it would probably be after his junior year that the time would be right for him to declare and it has played out to be that way."