Louisville, Ky. Seniors Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor, Hunter Mickelson and Evan Manning have completed their basketball careers at Kansas University.
Some additional players could also be moving on, the futures of some non-seniors to be decided in coming weeks.
“We only start one senior, but the reality is we’re not going to have our entire group back,” KU coach Bill Self said after the Jayhawks’ season-ending loss to Villanova.
“Because with the rules that allow you to definitely investigate, I think several of our guys or a couple of our guys at least will.
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“Some of these kids have maybe played their last game for us as well, even though they are not seniors. We’ll wait and see on that.”
Junior Wayne Selden, Jr., very well could have played his last game at KU.
“I’m not talking about it right now. I don’t know,” Selden said, asked his future plans. “I’m with my brothers right now.”
Soph Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk told the Journal-World on Friday he “wasn’t thinking about” his future and had no comment. Other Jayhawks asked about their pro plans during the postseason include Cheick Diallo, Carlton Bragg Jr. and Brannen Greene, who all indicated they were not thinking about the future and not willing to address the situation at this time.
A new rule allows players to work out for one NBA team and attend the pre-draft combine and still return to school if they don’t sign with an agent. In order to return to school and be eligible, players have to withdraw from the draft within 10 days of the combine, which runs May 11-15.
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