Kansas Jayhawks' Perry Ellis, left, gets a celebratory chest bump from teammate Wayne Selden, while Baylor Bears' …
Kansas freshman Wayne Selden Jr. endeared himself to Kansas fans forever Monday with an amazing hustle play that will be tough for any player in the nation to top this season.
Midway through the second half of a 78-68 win over Big 12 Conference rival Baylor, Selden went after a loose ball in transition. He dived over the court-side table and into the second row of fans while saving the ball with a quick, no-look pass behind him to Joel Embiid, who turned around and knocked down a short hook.
We have two looks at the play for you.
It's that kind of give-it-all-you-got effort that has the Jayhawks climbing back up the national rankings to No. 8 this week and enjoying a five-game winning streak. Did we mention, they're also in their usual perch atop the conference they have won nine consecutive years?
A gentleman in the first row unfortunately took one of Selden's legs in the face. Hey, he's a Kansas fan. It's small price to pay to be a part of one of the best hustle plays of the year.
Selden, a 6-foot-5 product of the Boston area, had a modest stat line in the game with seven points, one rebound, two assists and a steal. But it is his willingness to fly head first into seats and fans' knees and elbows for a loose ball that will be remembered.
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