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Jayhawks guard Selden to skip senior season for NBA Draft

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. is skipping his senior season to enter the NBA draft.

Selden and Jayhawks coach Bill Self announced his decision in a statement Tuesday, three days after a season-ending loss to Villanova in the NCAA Tournament. Selden plans to hire representation in the coming weeks, which means he won't be able to pull his name out of the draft.

Selden averaged 13.8 points this past season, helping the Jayhawks win their 12th consecutive Big 12 championship. He shot 47 percent from the field and 39 percent from beyond the arc.

Freshman forward Cheick Diallo has also indicated plans to enter the draft, though he has not hired an agent. That means he could back out of the draft by May 25 and return to school.