Kansas guard Brannen Greene announced Wednesday that he like Wayne Selden and Chieck Diallo will leave Kansas early and declare for the NBA Draft. Like Selden, Greene plans to hire an agent, officially making his departure a done deal.
Greene made his mark at Kansas as a sharpshooter that drew the eye of head coach Bill Self from day one. He hit a career high six three pointers in Kansas’ opening night win over Northern Colorado in November.
"I want to thank my teammates for all the great times we had and all the battles we went through together. I want to thank the coaches for taking the time to work with me throughout my three years. I definitely want to thank the fans. Running out to 16,000 every night, that won't be replaced at all in any way. I want to thank the fans and everybody I met across the campus for their support."
Self has long been a fan of Greene’s ability, saying many times since his freshman year that Greene has a good chance to play professionally one day. That stance seems to be as firm today as it was two years ago.
"Brannen is talented and very competitive," Self said. "This combination should allow him to play professionally for many years to come."