Former Kansas University basketball guard Wayne Selden, Jr., will not participate in basketball-related activities at this week’s NBA Combine as he recovers from a “minor knee procedure” to repair a small meniscus tear in his right knee, Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday.
Selden, who according to Yahoo put off the procedure until the end of his junior season, is expected to begin workouts for individual teams soon. Yahoo says former Miami player Sheldon McClellan will replace Selden in drills. Selden will participate in interviews with teams and medical testing at the Combine which runs until Sunday in Chicago.
Draftexpress.com lists Selden the 14th pick of the second round by Atlanta. KU’s Cheick Diallo is listed as the second pick of the second round by the Los Angeles Lakers, while Perry Ellis and Brannen Greene will go undrafted, the Website says.
NBAdraft.net lists Diallo the 23rd pick of the first round by Boston; Selden the 20th pick of the second round by Indiana and Ellis the 26th pick of the second round by Denver.
He’s still No. 1: Josh Jackson, who has been the No. 1-ranked player in the recruiting Class of 2016 by Rivals.com since September of 2013, finishes his high school career as the top-rated player in the class.
Jackson, a 6-7 senior wing from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., retained his top spot in final rankings released Tuesday. The top ten consists of Jackson, Harry Giles (Duke), Jayson Tatum (Duke), Lonzo Ball (UCLA), Markelle Fultz (Washington), De’Aaron Fox (Kentucky), Bam Adebayo (Kentucky, Jonathan Isaac (Florida State), Malik Monk (Kentucky) and Miles Bridges (Michigan State).
KU signee Udoka Azubuike fell four spots and finished at No. 31. KU’s Mitch Lightfoot improved 10 slots from No. 118 to No. 108.
One more visit to go: Former Duke guard Derryck Thornton finished his visit to Washington on Monday, according to Zagsblog.com. He is expected to visit Miami on Sunday then decide between KU, USC, Miami and Washington.