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Monday, October 5, 2015

Selden has been practicing despite sprained ankle, should be close to 100 percent by end of week

Brannen Greene taking limited reps at practice as he recovers from offseason hip surgery

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr., puts down one of his two breakaway dunks in there first-half of a Team USA game against Serbia Wednesday, July 8, at the World University Games in South Korea.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr., puts down one of his two breakaway dunks in there first-half of a Team USA game against Serbia Wednesday, July 8, at the World University Games in South Korea.

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Kansas University junior guard Wayne Selden Jr., has been taking part in practice while continuing to recover from an ankle sprain, coach Bill Self said Monday.

Selden has been wearing a boot off the court as his ankle heals.

“He has an ankle sprain. The only reason he is in a boot is to immobilize it when walking around,” Self said. “He has been practicing, yes. He’s not 100 percent, though. He sprained it three weeks ago. We are hopeful by the end of the week he’ll be much closer to full speed. He should be fine in a week or so.”

Self said junior Brannen Greene has been practicing some. He's coming back from offseason hip surgery.

“We’re bringing him back where he has limited reps,” Self said. “For the most part, he’s fine.”

The Jayhawks have been practicing since Friday. Late Night in the Phog is Friday night.

“Practice is OK. The guys are trying hard,” Self said. “We are putting too much stuff in too fast. Right now we’re probably not doing anything very well because we’re trying to think and concentrate on what we’re supposed to do as opposed to reacting and playing. Not pleased with their effort; their attitudes have been great.”

Comments

Phil Leister 4 years, 2 months ago

"Not pleased with their effort; their attitudes have been great.”

That seems like two conflicting statements. Maybe they've got a good attitude about not giving good effort?

Ron Sterling 4 years, 2 months ago

I think he may have meant effort in the sense of the outcome of the attempt rather than the sense of how hard they are trying.

Jesse Johnson 4 years, 2 months ago

This is also kind of frustrating:

"Right now we’re probably not doing anything very well because we’re trying to think and concentrate on what we’re supposed to do as opposed to reacting and playing."

Seems like he's been saying that for years. It made sense the last couple of years when we had really young teams, but this team's key players include several seniors and juniors.

Also I don't understand why it always seems like Coach K and Calipari seem to get recruits who are able to pick up the game really fast but Self's recruits seem to have had their minds erased from knowing anything resembling basketball for their freshman years. Is it his coaching style (i.e. forcing them into a system rather than leveraging their existing abilities, quick hook for rookie mistakes ensuring he is always in their head) or is it just the players themselves?

I dunno, just venting. I will say that Embiid was a major exception to my comments above.

John Strayer 4 years, 2 months ago

Also...what the hell was the point of the World University Games practices if we're still putting too much stuff in now...did they forget everything they learned back in July? Are we starting from ground zero again?

Jerry Walker 4 years, 2 months ago

Yep...it sure is frustrating.

You'd think after all these years Self would learn how to coach and recruit.

Marius Rowlanski 4 years, 2 months ago

Let's just hope we start out with all players healthy and eligible. I hate seeing Coleby not being able to participate in any manner.

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