Monday, February 14, 2011

KU’s Josh Selby ‘questionable’ for K-State


Kansas University freshman combo guard Josh Selby, who has missed the last three games because of a stress reaction in his right foot, has been upgraded to “questionable” for tonight’s game at Kansas State, coach Bill Self said Sunday.

“He did practice (Sunday) and moved pretty well,” Self said of Selby.

Self had all but ruled Selby out for today’s game following Saturday’s victory over Iowa State.

Nothing personal

KSU senior point guard Jacob Pullen says the KSU-KU series “is not personal. It’s nothing like, ‘Start a fight because we don’t like each other rivalry.’

“It’s a well-respected rivalry. For me, spending a lot of the time this summer with Marcus (Morris) at the LeBron (James) camp and then Team USA Select (in Las Vegas), I was with him most of the summer, and you get an understanding for people. You become friends with people. At the same time, we both understand we’ve got to go out and do our job to help our teams win.” Morris considers Pullen “a good friend.”

So far so perfect

KU junior Tyshawn Taylor is 6-0 versus KSU.

“I know K-State will come out fighting,” Taylor said. “It’s going to be a dogfight. They always have got a good crowd when they play against us. We are expecting it to be a good game. They have been going through their ups and downs or whatever they are going through, but Frank (Martin, coach) is going to make sure they play hard. I mean, they’ve got guys that can score. I think it’s going to be a tough battle.”

Good record

KU is undefeated on the road this year.

“(We have) good players. That’s the biggest thing,” Self said. “One thing about it, these guys except for Josh have played a lot of minutes in a lot of big games.

“Locker rooms are a lot of fun when you win at home. They are much more fun when you win on the road as far as feeling you accomplished something. They (Jayhawks) enjoy going to other people’s buildings and getting other people’s best shot. That’s more a true evaluation in their minds sometimes of who we are and where we’re at. We know we’ll get tested big time (today).”

Robinson out

KSU’s Martin on Thomas Robinson missing his second straight game following surgery to repair a meniscus tear:

“It’s unfortunate that he’s not going to play, because of what he went through the last month (death of mom, grandmother, grandfather). I’m sure playing basketball alleviates that young man’s mind.”

Collins to return

Look for some former Jayhawks to be in town for Saturday’s game against Colorado. That home game is held on NBA All-Star weekend.

“OK, time to let it out. I will be in Lawrence for the Colorado game. Let’s go KU,” Sherron Collins of the Charlotte Bobcats tweeted on Sunday.


rwhawk 7 years, 3 months ago

“OK, time to let it out. I will be in Lawrence for the Colorado game..." Outstanding player, but he says this as if everyone in Lawrence is holding their breath for his watch a game.

Marcia Parsons 7 years, 3 months ago

It's always fun when a player comes back. And maybe he was aiming his message at friends and former teammates and not everyone in Lawrence.

John Randall 7 years, 3 months ago

The obvious, and most likely correct, interpretation of announcing "I'll be in Lawrence for the game." Is that he's happy to be able to spend a little time in one of his favorite places.

Sort of like I felt last summer, saying "I'm going to drive the AlCan Highway!" or the time last season I was beaming because "I get to be at a game in Allen Field House!"

KU_FanSince75 7 years, 3 months ago

Good for him, Sherron, that is, to come back for a Jayhawk game. Enjoy your time in Lawrence again, Sherron!

fansincewilt 7 years, 3 months ago

The two greatest plays I remember from Sherron was that one against KSU last year and the pass to Chalmers in the championship game. It is impossible not to remember his contributions to that championship game.

Dyrk Dugan 7 years, 3 months ago

the three pointer under two in the national title game slipped your mind? it will be fun to have Sherron in the house on Saturday.

mojayhawk 7 years, 3 months ago

Add to that list, Sherron's inbounds steal that led to his 3 that put us within 4 against Memphis. Without that steal and 3, we would have run out of time.

DanR 7 years, 3 months ago

Selby, we hardly knew you, man. This year's team has been to watch, but it would have been a blast to watch that guy improve and mature over the course of a full season on the court.

As for Robinson's knee... I sure hope the "two-week" timeframe for recovery isn't going through Bill Self's filter of medical optimism.

lee3022 7 years, 3 months ago

The suggestion in the NBA is 3 weeks minimum after a knee scope.

e93bigd 7 years, 3 months ago

Selby the first 1/2 and done? I don't think he's proven himself ready to go to the NBA but that never matters. If he comes back and has a few more 20 pt. games he's gone.

Sally Presson 7 years, 3 months ago

Gosh, Josh has had a rough season!! On the bright side for KU fans is---surely he'll be back next year to soak up all the coaching staff has to give him to get him ready for the NBA. Hang in there Josh, the best is yet to come!!!

SoCalAlum 7 years, 3 months ago

“OK, time to let it out. I will be in Lawrence for the Colorado game. Let’s go KU,” Sherron Collins of the Charlotte Bobcats tweeted on Sunday.

Actually, I'll be there too...coming in from LA (got the tix in November). RCJH KU!

Already got tix for the West Regional games in Anaheim - if Texas holds, they'll likely get the Southwest Regional...I'm figuring then KU to West Regional - right where we saw KU beat Arizona in 2003.

REHawk 7 years, 3 months ago

Hey, Sherron, welcome back. Here's hoping that you are now playing with less injury, and that you are moving toward inner peace after the way things worked out late last winter. In Lawrence, you are always going to a champion, a sometime miracle worker who finally just ran out of gas and physical health toward the end of your collegiate career.
Sounds as though Josh might have gotten the message that it is now or never. This season now seems to be racing toward conclusion. Gotta hope that enough of our top 10 or 11 players are patched up and healthy enough to establish rhythm to blaze into postseason play. Interesting qoutes from Marcus and Tyshawn the past 2 days regarding K-State coaching. Even our players refer to Martin as Frank! Can you imagine our players or opposing players referring to Coach Self as Bill? I know that Martin chooses to maintain that touch of closeness with his squad; but maybe it hasn't worked well, considering Wildcat defections. No question, the guy is genuine and very earnest, however.

Mike Bratisax 7 years, 3 months ago

Selby looked clueless out on the court..Is there enough time for him and the team to readjust to each other?

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