Kansas freshmen left to decide on NBA futures

Kansas State guard Marcus Foster (2) tries to go around Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas State guard Marcus Foster (2) tries to go around Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After falling short in the NCAA tournament, a trio of Kansas players now faces the stay-or-go decision on the NBA that has been looming all season.

Andrew Wiggins is almost certain to leave for the pros. He’s projected as a lottery pick, perhaps first overall, even after a poor showing Sunday in a 60-57 loss to Stanford in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

Seven-footer Joel Embiid is also a projected lottery pick. A back injury combined with soaring stock could leave Embiid and his handlers with no choice but to declare for the draft.

Shooting guard Wayne Selden could also declare for the draft, though he’s the most likely to return.

If any of them come back, Kansas could be well-positioned for another March run next year.

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