The Sporting News ranked the top 10 shooting guards in the 2014-15 season. Kansas’ Wayne Selden came in at No. 5.
Size: 6-5, 230 pounds
Stats: 9.7 ppg, 2.5 apg
There was a stretch midway through last season when it seemed possible that Selden would remember how truly talented he is and play like the star is he capable of becoming. In consecutive games against Oklahoma and Kansas State, Selden attempted double-figure shots and averaged 22 points. He reached the 20-point mark only once the rest of the year, and by the end he’d completely lost his confidence.
Andrew Wiggins is gone now. Kansas needs Selden to be special. And he’s got the ingredients: athleticism, energy, tenacity, a decent shooting touch. It’s possible Wiggins’ immense talent led Selden to believe he needed to accept a supporting role. That’s not an issue now.
Here is SN’s top 10 shooting guards:
- Aaron Harrison, Kentucky
- Ron Baker, Wichita State
- Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
- Malcom Brogdon, Virginia
- Wayne Selden, Kansas
- Michael Frazier, Florida
- Stanley Johnson, Arizona
- Chasson Randle, Stanford
- Rayvonte Rice, Illinois
- Marcus Foster, Kansas State
So to recap…
- Three of the top 10 shooting guards in the Big 12
- Three of the top 10 shooting guards reside in Kansas
- Four of the top 10 shooting guards are in Oklahoma and Kansas
Not bad for the middle of the country.
Do you agree with Sporting News’ top 10 list? Do you think Selden is ranked too high or too low? Post in the comments below!