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Creighton’s lone returning starter Austin Chatman needs surgery

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Creighton will be without their lone returning starter for two months, the school announced on Tuesday.

Austin Chatman will undergo surgery on Tuesday to reattach a ligament in his thumb. The Bluejays’ starting point guard will be out for two months, limited to light drill work and conditioning in the meantime. The program expects him to be back and healthy by the time the season begins.

Chatman has started 71 straight games for Creighton, averaging 8.1 points and 4.4 assists last season. With four starters graduating from the program after last year’s 27-8 season, Chatman will be the leading returning scorer for Greg McDermott’s club.

Wayne Selden practicing despite ankle sprain

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Kansas junior guard Wayne Selden began the first week off practice still nursing an injury.

Selden suffered an ankle sprain several weeks ago, and while he has been seen wearing a boot, he has continued to practice with the Jayhawks according to Gary Bedore of

“He has an ankle sprain,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said. “The only reason he is in a boot is to immobilize it when walking around. 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.”

The 6-foot-5 Selden is coming off a sophomore slump, averaging 9.4 points and shooting below 40 percent from the field during the 2014-15 season. However, he is coming off a dominating performance this summer at the World University Games in Korea, leading the Team USA in scoring at 19.3 points per game en route to the gold medal.

Kansas begins the 2015-16 against Northern Colorado on Nov. 13. The home opener is followed by a meeting with Michigan State on Nov. 17 at the Champions Classic in Chicago.

Nevada lands commitment from four-star PG

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Nevada has landed a commitment from four-star guard Devearl Ramsey, a source told

Ramsey is the No. 106 player in the Class of 2016, according to Rivals. A 5-foot-11 point guard, Ramsey picked the Wolf Pack over a handful of high-major programs that play in bigger conferences.

The California-native is the latest in a growing list of talented newcomers that new head coach Eric Musselman has reeled in. The third commitment in the Class of 2016 for Nevada, Ramsey joins power forwards Kenneth Wooten, a three-star freshman, and Arlando Cook, one of the best JuCo prospects in the class.

Musselman also landed a commitment from Lindsey Drew, a three-star point guard from LA that is the younger brother of former UCLA and UNC point guard Larry Drew II and the youngest son of Cleveland Cavaliers coach Larry Drew.