Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self held a media session in advance of KU's opener against Longwood University on Thursday afternoon, addressing a few topics of interest.
• Josh Selby: One Kansas City radio report on Thursday morning indicated Selby would likely sit out between four to eight games (as result of impending NCAA ruling on Selby’s amateur status).
“(There’s) no news. Even though we think the end is coming soon,” Self said. “Trust me, anybody says they know ... (they) don’t know because we don’t have any idea yet.”
• Starting lineup for the opener: “No,” he said, asked if a decision had been made, “because every time I tell you guys who we are going to start, I get mad at practice and we end up starting somebody else. Tyshawn just looked at me,” Self added with a laugh, referring to Tyshawn Taylor, who overheard the conversation while walking onto the fieldhouse floor for practice.
• Red shirts: He said it was all but certain senior guard Conner Teahan would be red-shirted while freshman guard Royce Woolridge probably would not.
“We could always pull him out, but that’s the direction we’re going to go (in red-shirting Teahan),” Self said.
“I haven’t talked to Royce about it. ... if we visit later today and he says he’d rather not do this (play) and I’m game for it, but all indications are with me is that he’s going to play,” Self said of Woolridge.