That's exactly what he's trying to do, as he works out for what seems like just about everyone. It's called making the rounds. He's already been seen by the 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, and Los Angeles Clippers, and more showcases are coming up. If nothing else, it's a start in the only direction he wants to travel.
"It's been wild, different," said Wayns, who was the leading scorer (17-point average) last season for a team that went 13-19. "I've been all over. But it's a good experience. I think I'm improving in all areas. I'm shooting much better. I've changed my jumper. I'm shooting at the top of my release now. It's a lot of things like that. It's more about repetition. I've got more time on my hands, just being a professional. It seems like I'm in another place almost every day.
"I love it. I'm soaking it all up. I'm just glad to be in this situation, wherever I go. I'm blessed to have a shot to make it in the NBA. So I'm humble and hungry.
"I mean, at the first one, I was a little nervous. But after that, you get more comfortable. You're a basketball player. I'm confident in myself. I think if we'd had a better season, I would have been one of those top guys. Everybody's got their own path. I have to show them what I can really do. It's up to me."
He was a McDonald's all-American as a high school senior, and a second-team all-Big East selection as a junior for the Wildcats. There's no denying his talent. But at this level, it's all about getting better. He's competing for a paycheck now. And he's realistic enough to understand that the difference between almost making it and having a career can be minute.
"Actually, every team I've been to has given me positive feedback," Wayns said. "But you're still never really sure if that means they're going to want you when the time comes. . . ."
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