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Prospect Profile

Josh Selby

  • Full Name: Josh Selby
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-2 / 183
  • Birthdate: March 27, 1991
  • College: Kansas
Memphis Grizzlies Round 2: Pick 49


  * Explosive athleticism
  * Strong
  * Knows how to score


  * Jump shot can be inconsistent
  * Decision-making
  * More scorer than point guard

NBA projection:
This is a tough call. If Selby is drafted on potential, he'll go in the first round, because scouts love his physical gifts. But his freshman season was hampered by an NCAA suspension and injury. Because his only collegiate season was inconclusive, individual workouts will tell the tale.

2010-11 Season:
It never got any better for Selby than his long-awaited debut against USC on Dec. 18. After sitting out nine games because of an NCAA suspension, Selby scored a season-high 21 points and made the game-winning three-pointer. Through 13 games, Selby averaged 12 points 2.1 three-pointers and 3.2 assists and earned Big 12 Rookie-of-the-Week honors twice. Then, on Feb. 1, he suffered a foot injury at Texas Tech, missed three games and was never the same. He barely played down the stretch.

Key statistics:
8.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.4 apg, 2.3 tpg, 21.5 mpg, .382 FG, .369 3PT, .757 FT

Cool statistic:
Selby scored 21 points on 5-of-8 three-point shooting in his Kansas debut against USC.

Reminds me of:
Monta Ellis or Willie Warren

What Insiders Say:
Kansas coach Bill Self
"I never coached a kid that went through as much stuff his freshman year as Josh has -- everything from a broken hand to a nine-game suspension to missing 20 practices and a stress reaction in his foot later in the season that limited his movement for the remainder of the season. He fought through it and certainly played through injury and did everything within his power to give our team the best chance to succeed."
"I wish Josh would not have had to deal with all those things, like most players don't have to deal with them, but I do think through this he's become better prepared for real life. Up until his foot injury Josh was a guy who averaged 12 points a game and was just getting very comfortable for us. For him to deal with the injury was tough on him but he feels good now and should be 100 percent and back to the explosive guy that he is as he works out for NBA teams."

What Outsiders Say:
Michigan coach John Beilein
"All I know is he's very talented."

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.


2010-11 26 20.4 72 193 .373 28 37 .757 2.2 2.2 0.8 0.0 206 7.9
Three-point field goals: 34-for-94 (.362)

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