Kansas Basketball: Wayne Selden Picks Jayhawks over Syracuse, Missouri

Jimmy KelleyCorrespondent IOctober 15, 2012

courtesy: 123people.com
courtesy: 123people.com

Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks are always expected to be a player in the recruiting game and they got a big boost on that front Monday with the addition of Wayne Selden to their 2013 haul. The Boston, Mass. native picked Kansas over Syracuse, Missouri, Ohio State, UCLA and Florida.

At 6'5", 220 pounds, Selden is a big, physical two-guard who can get to the rim at will. A product of the Titlon School (N.H.) and the BABC AAU program, Selden has been on the national radar for a few seasons now.

The latest ESPNU 100 rankings had Selden ranked No. 14 in the country and he has consistently been a top-20 prospect for much of his high school career.

Selden joins a recruiting haul that includes two other members of ESPN's top 50 in Connor Frankamp and Brannen Greene, who come in at No. 37 and No. 41 respectively. The commitment vaulted Kansas up to No. 8 on ESPN's class rankings, and currently have the top class in the Big 12.

The Jayhawks are still in the mix for many of the country's top targets and, if history is any indication, adding a player of Selden's caliber could help lure more highly-touted prospects.

Selden figures to be an instant-impact type of player due to his physical gifts but he will need to work on his jump shot if he is to join the likes of Jayhawks past.