NBA Draft Picks: Josh Selby Drafted No. 49 By Memphis Grizzlies

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

With the 49th pick, Kansas Jayhawks guard Josh Selby has been drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies.

By all accounts, Selby had a disappointing lone season in Lawrence. Starting with an NCAA suspension and followed by a foot injury, Selby never lived up to the hype of being the no. 1 overall ranked high school basketball player in the country before his freshman season.

But the NBA is historically known for taking flyers on players with natural ability, hence Selby heard his name called this evening.

If you have been following the Big 12 draft countdown on this site, you know that no pick in the draft guarantees a team success, so drafting ability is sometimes a franchise's only hope. Grab someone who you know can play, and hope their abilities translate to the next level.

Last season Selby averaged a mere 7.9 points per game and 2.2 rebounds and assists in his 26 games in a Jayhawk uniform. He is aware that those numbers don't cut it and has promised to improve his game to get to the level most of us expected it to be at coming out of high school.

If he can get it together, Selby can stay in the league for a while. If not, he might be overseas sooner rather than later.

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