October 16, 2012

Prior to Wayne Selden's visit to Lawrence for season opening "Late Night in the Phog" festivities, Kansas was in good shape.

Now, Selden is a Kansas Jayhawk. The 6-foot-5 Boston native, who is prepping at Tilton (N.H.) School, made a verbal commitment to Kansas on Monday after visiting for the opening festivities.

One of the most dynamic athletes in the class of 2013, Selden has a body that is just as ready for an elite division one football program as it is for basketball.

Move away from his physical attributes and you see that Selden is more than just an athlete. He's also a skilled and cerebral player.

He will likely play a wing position in college, but Selden is at his best as a playmaker. He is one of the best pick and roll players in the class of 2013 and there isn't a program in the country that runs much, if any, more ballscreen action than Kansas does.

Defensively, Selden is physical and aggressive, just the kind of player that Self loves on that end.

Ranked No. 23 in the country, Selden is the fourth Rivals150 perimeter player to commit from the class of 2013. And, he's an excellent compliment.

No. 22 in the country Brannen Greene is a tall sharp-shooter from deep. Shooting is also the forte of No. 28, Kansas bred point guard Conner Frankamp. The No. 131 player in the country, point guard Frank Mason is another who makes things happen off the dribble.

With those four locked up in the backcourt, look for the Jayhawks to now focus on big-men. Joel Embiid -- who visited over the weekend -- will be entering the rankings as at least a four-star prospect and the big men told the Jayhawk Slant that the Jayhawks led after his weekend visit. Also major targets are No. 5 Aaron Gordon -- who visited for Late Night as well -- and the nation's top player Julius Randle who is expected to visit sometime during the season.

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