|Wayne Selden will bring plenty of strength and athleticism to Kansas' backcourt next season. (Davide DePas)|
Wayne Selden went to Kansas' Midnight Madness festivities relatively undecided on his recruitment. He came out of Lawrence and knew he wanted to be a Jayhawk.
On Monday morning, the five-star guard from New England committed to Bill Self's program.
“It was the right fit for me as a player and a person ... my family knew it was a great place,” Selden told Scout.com. “Kansas was my recent favorite and when I went on the visit it sold to me that his was the place I wanted to be a student.”
Selden had been quiet on the recruiting front since reclassifying into 2013, but he also had UCLA, Florida, Ohio State, Syracuse and Missouri on his list.
Ranked No. 20 in CBSSports.com top 100, Selden is a strong 6-foot-5 guard from Tilton (N.H.). He is a physical player who uses his strength and build to get to the rim and finish in traffic. Over the summer, though, Selden showed improved ball-handling ability and shooting prowess. He consistently knocked down jumpers, making himself more difficult to defend. He is also an asset on the defensive end due to his athleticism and physical tools.
Self has clearly made the perimeter a priority in the class of 2013. He already has top-40 prospects Conner Frankamp and Brannen Greene in the fold, and also picked up aggressive point guard Frank Mason earlier this month. With Selden now in the mix, the Jayhawks could make a push for a top-three class.
Despite losing at least two seniors in the backcourt, expect Kansas to be very deep on the perimeter come next fall.