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Josh Selby
Round 2, Pick 49
Position: PG
Class: Freshman
School: Kansas
Conference: Big 12
HT: 6'2"
WT: 183
Biography: After a difficult upbringing in Baltimore and stops at three high schools, Selby arrived at Kansas as one of the nation's most highly recruited freshmen, with many projecting him as another NCAA one-and-done player. While that turned out to be the case, Selby's draft stock is hardly soaring after a subpar season in Lawrence. He was suspended for the first nine games after questions arose about his relationship with Carmelo Anthony's business manager, though when he finally got on the court in mid-December, the wait appeared to be worthwhile. He shined in non-conference wins over USC and California and averaged 12.0 points in his first 13 games, but he wasn't the same after suffering a foot injury in early February. Selby averaged 3.8 points and shot 28.1 percent in his final 13 contests before making his surprising decision to enter the draft. Though he has an ideal build to run the point in the NBA, he almost certainly will be a shooting guard at the next level. Selby is at his best when he's slashing to the hoop, but he's not a great decision maker in the paint and tends to be a bit selfish, rarely looking to set up his teammates. He has potential defensively due in part to his active hands, but he won't be on the floor at that end if he's wildly ineffective on offense. Selby may be facing a steep learning curve, and could have greatly benefited from a full season under Bill Self's tutelage. There's a chance he can become an impact scorer in the right system, but the past six months have produced enough question marks to cause him to slip to the late first or early second round.

Greg Nelson
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Josh Selby
2010 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
7.9 37.3 2.2 2.2 75.7
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