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Grizzlies sign Josh Selby

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MEMPHIS, December 10, 2011 – The Memphis Grizzlies signed 2011 second-round draft pick Josh Selby to a multi-year contract, Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today.  Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Selby, a 6-2, 183-pound guard, was selected 49th overall by the Grizzlies in the 2011 NBA Draft.  As a true freshman last season with the Kansas Jayhawks, the 20-year-old averaged 7.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 26 games, earning Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors twice.  In his collegiate debut, Selby netted a career-high 21 points and converted the go-ahead three-pointer in Kansas’ 70-68 victory over USC on Dec. 18, 2010.

Ranked as the Rivals.com No. 1 overall high school recruit in 2009, the Baltimore native was named a McDonald’s All-American as a senior at Lake Clifton High School.  Selby, who now joins fellow Jayhawks Darrell Arthur and Xavier Henry on the Grizzlies’ roster, scored 13 points in the All-American game and won the 2010 Powerade Jam Fest slam dunk contest as part of the event’s festivities.