Selden Looking At WVU

Wayne Selden is a good ways away from making his college decision, but the Boston, Massachusetts native is starting to get offers from many of the top programs in the nation, including West Virginia.

Selden is ranked as the one of the top shooting guards in the class of 2014. The 6-foot-5 prospect plays for The Tilton School and was recently in Morgantown competing in the Remember The Miners Mountaineer Showcase.

The sophomore prospect hasn’t had a chance to go on any official visits yet and as of now, he is keeping all of his options open including WVU.

“I haven’t really been able to take any visits, so I can’t really judge it (WVU) yet,” explained Selden. “They’re one of the schools that offered me and they’ll probably be on my list when I make my [decision].”

((Below is an interview with Wayne Selden))

West Virginia, along with Florida, Missouri, Kentucky, Boston College, Providence, UConn, Miami (FL.) and Pitt have already offered the talented sophomore.

The Mountaineers may have a slight early advantage since Selden had a chance to see the campus and he already toured WVU’s new practice facility. Seldon was very impressed with what he saw from the state-of-the-art facility.

“It was nice, very nice faculties. I really like the court,” said Selden. “I heard it was pretty good, plus it’s a high Division I school and I was expecting to see something nice.”

Selden plays both the one and two guard position for The Tilton School and likes to play up-tempo and make plays in the open court. That describes the way West Virginia has played this season with all of the younger players it has on it’s roster. That’s not the typical way the Mountaineers have played the last few years, but since they have more speed on the roster Huggins has stressed playing like that all season.

Selden spoke very highly of Huggins and says the one thing that stands out to him about the future Hall of Fame coach is a moment in WVU’s 2010 Final Four run that all Mountaineer fans remember.

“Whenever I think of Bob Huggins I think back when Da’Sean Butler tore his ACL and Bob Huggins was on the floor with him,” described Selden. “That was just a big thing I’ve seen out of Bob Huggins.”

West Virginia has been a program Selden has followed the past few years and he said one of the players he enjoyed watching was former WVU forward Devin Ebanks. Even though they don’t play the same position, the Boston native said he like Ebanks’ style of play.

“I just love college basketball, I follow a lot of programs,” said Seldon. “They are one of the programs I follow, especially when they have Devon Ebanks, I really liked Devin Ebanks’ game when he was in college.”

Ebanks is one three players since Bob Huggins has taken over the program that was drafted into the NBA. Just like many of the nation’s top prospects, Selden would like to play in the NBA in the future and says that’s one thing he’s looking for in the school he chooses.

“A program that’s family and has a winning tradition,” explained Selden. “Just an overall good tradition. I want a place, not right away, but I want to work my way into playing. I just want to be able to go to a program where I can take my game to the next level.”





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