Wayne Selden practicing despite ankle sprain

0 Comments

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 KUSports.com

“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.