Kansas forward Brannen Greene entering NBA Draft early

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas forward Brannen Greene is skipping his final year of eligibility to enter the NBA Draft.

The 6-foot-7 sharpshooter said in a statement Wednesday he intends to hire an agent, which would preclude him from returning to school. Junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. announced the same plan Tuesday.

Greene averaged just 5.4 points last season, though his size and 3-point ability could make him an intriguing prospect for NBA scouts. He shot 49.2 percent from beyond the arc last season.

Greene and Jayhawks coach Bill Self were frequently at odds during his career, which may have had a role in his decision to leave. He was suspended earlier this season, missing the Maui Invitational.

Self said in a statement that Greene's skillset ''will translate very well at the next level.''

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