Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Wayne Selden, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from the Tilton (N.H.) School, pulled the trigger for Kansas after visiting this weekend for “Late Night in the Phog.”
Selden, who reclassified to the Class of 2013 from 2014, also considered Syracuse, Florida, Missouri and UCLA.
“It is the right fit for me as a person and a player,” Selden told ESPN.com. “When we walked in the arena (for Late Night in the Phog), the roar of the crowd was insane. I was filled with excitement and to a certain extent overwhelmed.”
Selden joins 2013 commits Conner Frankamp, Frank Mason and Brannen Greene in head coach Bill Self’s 2013 class. Frankamp and Mason are point guards and Greene is an off guard.
“Coach Self is a great coach,” Selden told ESPN.com. “They made me feel welcomed and wanted. He has a plan for me.”
He told ESPN he liked the family atmosphere at Kansas.
“I noticed the connection between the players, coaches and the fans, as well as the family members of the players,” he said. “It was special.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.