Kansas’ Josh Selby Declares For NBA Draft

LAWRENCE KS - DECEMBER 18: Josh Selby #32 of the Kansas Jayhawks controls the ball during the game against the USC Trojans on December 18 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

For anyone that could put 2 and 2 together it should come as no surprise that Kansas Jayhawks freshman Josh Selby tweeted today that he is declaring for the NBA draft.  

Selby was the No. 1 rated high school senior last season and went to KU with the unstated knowledge that he'd leave Lawrence after one season.

After sitting out the first nine games of the season due to NCAA suspension, Selby burst onto the scene with a 21 point outburst - including the game winning 3-pointer - in KU's victory over USC in December.

That game turned out to be his best of the season.

Selby played well for the first 13 games of his career, registering double figure scoring outputs in nine of those games. Then he suffered a foot injury that forced him to miss three games, and he never returned to form.

After the foot injury, Selby's high scoring output was a nine point effort in an NCAA tournament win against Richmond. During the final 13 games of the season Selby was held scoreless more times - three - than he registered at least seven points in a game.

Everyone is free to make their own decisions, and many times familial responsibilities outweigh logical choices, but Selby really didn't prove anything in his one year in the Big 12 that would make me think he is NBA ready. But as we know, NBA GMs pay a pretty penny for potential, and Selby definitely has that.

Selby has been in Las Vegas since KU was knocked out of the tournament by VCU and missed the team's basketball banquet earlier this week.

For the season, Selby averaged 7.9 points, 2.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game while shooting 37.3 percent from the field and 36.2 percent from behind the arc.

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