Shortly after Kansas University guard Wayne Selden completed his freshman basketball season, he underwent a minor surgical procedure on his left knee.
In the words of his coach, Bill Self, "He was playing on a bad wheel all year."
Self didn't reveal until after KU's postseason banquet that Selden played with a nagging knee injury. The coach told reporters back in April: “He’ll be fine going into the summer, 100 percent. I think we’ll see him become even more explosive.”
If Selden's Instagram video from Sunday is any indication, Self's prediction was correct. It's the first week of June and and the 6-foot-5 guard from Roxbury, Massachusetts, is back to his rim-rattling ways.
His explosiveness might not even be back to the level he wants it at yet, but Selden can still pull off a between-the-legs, reverse jam after throwing himself a bounce-pass alley-oop.
But he has to feel good about the progress. As he wrote on the Instagram post: "Bounce coming back…"
A fully healthy Selden — more capable of driving to the paint and elevating for 3-pointers — in his sophomore season would go a long way toward keeping the Jayhawks near the top of the college basketball world.