Kansas basketball received some good news on Tuesday when freshman shooting guard Wayne Selden Jr. announced on Twitter that he would be returning for his sophomore season.
Selden Jr. averaged 9.7 points per game this season, but he ended the year with back-to-back two-point performances in the NCAA tournament against Eastern Kentucky and in the loss to Stanford.
He has scored more than 20 points three times this season, and there is no doubt that his ability to shoot the basketball and drive the lane will be welcomed as he returns for a Kansas team that seemed like it was close to being dismantled.
Selden Jr. often deferred to star teammate Andrew Wiggins this season. His decision to return for a sophomore season will allow the nation to see what he is capable of in his own right.
After this news today, Kansas fans remain eager to hear the NBA decisions of Wiggins and Joel Embiid.
Both Wiggins and Embiid are expected to be selected in the top five of this year’s NBA draft, but neither have decided whether or not to declare at this point.
Returning Selden Jr. is a big first step toward next season’s success for the Jayhawks, and if either of his two star teammates return, Bill Self and company would be favored to cut down the nets next March.