Sporting News tabs Wayne Selden as No. 5 Shooting Guard in 2014-15

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The Sporting News ranked the top 10 shooting guards in the 2014-15 season. Kansas’ Wayne Selden came in at No. 5.

Here is what Mike Decourcy of Sporting News had to say about Wayne:

Size: 6-5, 230 pounds

Class: Sophomore

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:

  1. Aaron Harrison, Kentucky
  2. Ron Baker, Wichita State
  3. Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
  4. Malcom Brogdon, Virginia
  5. Wayne Selden, Kansas
  6. Michael Frazier, Florida
  7. Stanley Johnson, Arizona
  8. Chasson Randle, Stanford
  9. Rayvonte Rice, Illinois
  10. 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!

  • Ben

    I think Hield is rated a little high, and Frazier a little low. I’d bump Brogdon up to 3, move Frazier to 4, and drop Hield to 6 or 7.

    As for Wayne, I think he has potential to be #1 by the end of this season. With a year of experience now under his belt, and great players surrounding him, he has all the pieces for a breakout season, he’s just gotta put them together.