The more I watch Josh Selby, the more I like his game. He might wind up being the steal of this years draft (he was selected 49th by the Memphis Grizzles). Granted this was in a summer league game (video from the Melo League in Baltimore), but he did drop most of his 48 points in this game on Milwaukee Buck Brandon Jennings. Watch and enjoy.
Next Friday, October 15th is the first day the NCAA allows college basketball teams to practice, which means we’re only ten days away from the start of the 2010-11 college basketball season! We’ve got conference previews to do. We’ll of course have to take a look back at the best moments from last season. So many things. So many things. But to kick things off we’ll start by answering the question that’s on everyone’s mind, what the hell’s going on with the Kansas – Josh Selby NCAA Eligibility Investigation.
It’s been over three months since news began to leak that the NCAA was questioning whether Josh Selby, the #1 recruit in the nation and future Jayhawk was eligible. Three months and still we haven’t heard a peep from the NCAA. I know Kansas fans are impatient because I don’t even go to KU and I’m over here wondering what the hold up is. Are all the NCAA investigators too busy with the UNC investigation or something?
And I’ll give you the #1 reason you should worry if you’re a Jayhawk fan..
So Bruce Pearl didn’t just get got caught lying about making too many phone calls. No. Things were a bit more sinister than that. CBSSports.com’s Gary Parrish is reporting that Pearl also lied to NCAA investigators about having two recruits, Josh Selby and Aaron Craft, over his house while they were high school juniors (which is a violation) not knowing that the NCAA already had a photo of him and Craft taken at his house.
It’s no wonder Selby and Craft who both gave verbals to Tennessee eventually de-committed, with Selby signing with Kansas and Craft going to Ohio State…they knew the heat was on. Yeah if I were Bruce Pearl I would have been crying at my press conference too, but not because I lost two recruits or got caught by the NCAA…but because one photo ended up costing me $1.5 million. Pics of Bruce Pearl’s baller crib here.
I was wondering what the status was of Josh Selby, you know the number one recruit basketball recruit in the country that is supposed to be playing at Kansas this year. Well the NCAA still hasn’t ruled him eligible because of that little advisor misunderstanding. But don’t take it from me…here’s what Coach Bill Self had to say about the matter when some fan asked him about Shelby at some booster luncheon last week.
“There’s no update. You can get the update by following it on the Internet, and three-fourths of the stuff you follow on the Internet is totally inaccurate. I will tell you he has been cleared (to attend class) and is on scholarship and is attending class. He has not been cleared to participate.”
I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news. Let’s start with the bad news first. Josh Selby, the #1 recruit in the country, still hasn’t been cleared by the NCAA to play for Kansas this year. If you remember he’s under investigation by NCAA to see just what his relationship is with Carmelo Anthony’s manager Robert Frazier.
The good news is Selby is reportedly on campus, he just hasn’t started attending class…but both Self and Selby’s mom say they’re expecting Josh to be cleared to play by the NCAA any day now. O, and did I mention that there’s some even worst news.
Coming up with a new fight song ain’t the only thing Kansas is worried about right now. Josh Selby, the number one recruit in the nation, hasn’t been cleared by the NCAA. But it’s not because of academics like poor Will Barton (who just happens to be cousins with Selby). Via CBS Sports Gary Parrish, the NCAA is looking hard at Shelby to see if he or his mother accepted money from a agent/manager.
According to sources, the NCAA is looking into, among other things, a relationship between Selby and Robert Frazier, the business manager for Carmelo Anthony. In April Frazier acknowledged to the NY Times that he served as an “advisor” to Selby and his mother, Maeshon Witherspoon, throughout the recruiting process.’
Now why the number one recruit in the nation would need an advisor I don’t know, but the report goes onto say that the NCAA has “spent months” investigating Shelby…and where there’s smoke there almost always is a fire. So instead of singing a new fight song next year, Jayhawk fans could be singing the blues.