Monday, January 31, 2011

Josh Selby named Big 12 rookie of the week

Kansas guard Josh Selby runs over Colorado guard Cory Higgins on a drive in the first half on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at the Coors Events Center in Boulder. Selby was called for a charge on the play.

Kansas guard Josh Selby runs over Colorado guard Cory Higgins on a drive in the first half on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at the Coors Events Center in Boulder. Selby was called for a charge on the play.


Kansas freshman guard Josh Selby has been selected as Big 12 rookie of the week, the conference announced Monday.

Selby, who averaged 14.5 points in last week's two games, had 17 points Tuesday against Colorado on 7-of-14 shooting from the field, which included 3-for-6 shooting from three-point range.

The Baltimore native added 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting Saturday against Kansas State, making all three of his three-point attempts.

In the two games, Selby totaled seven rebounds, nine assists and one steal in 52 minutes.

Selby also earned rookie of the week honors on Dec. 20.


Rockchlk1333 11 years, 10 months ago

Surprise, Surprise! Hope he comes back to Kansas next year. If KU wins the National Championship this year, I hope the players pull a Florida and decide to return again! Rock Chalk!

Michael Pannacciulli 11 years, 10 months ago

getting a bit ahead of ourelves huh. i have a theory. this award was intended to pad his skimpy college resume for his talks with the NBA. i don't expect he'll stay - the pull, the money, it will be too much. with that said, he clearly needs another year. he's loaded on promise, but not strong enough yet, or consistent. he'll get there.

Martin Shupert 11 years, 10 months ago

It might just be that this team is so tight knit that everyone will return. Wishful thinking? Maybe. But the twins certainly will want to be together one more year. They should know they will likely be apart the rest of their basketball careers after KU. Others may want to stay and accomplish something or be a part of the family that has been created around TRob. Maybe I'm dreaming, but these things have to be considered. I'm sure Selby would go fairly high based on potential, but next year, if he developes the way I think he will, he'll command a much much higher amount when he signs.

ParisHawk 11 years, 10 months ago

I would like to think you're right, but the salaries of first-round picks are set in advance and will probably go down with the new labor agreement. I think you mean he will be drafted much higher if he stays another year, but who can tell?

If he's projected as a sure lottery pick, that's very hard to turn down. Same goes for Marcus.

BewareOfThePhogOnTheWater 11 years, 10 months ago

I'm sorry, but I take issue with your comment about "the family that has been created around TRob." The Jayhawk family has always been here. We just rallied around TRob when he needed it. There is nothing, and I repeat nothing, in this world like the Jayhawk Nation. We are Family. Remember Family Over Everything!! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!

HawkBBall 11 years, 10 months ago

Josh is fun to watch, and helps with scoring. But five TO's and slow feet on defense needs attention!

montanahawk 11 years, 10 months ago

how many of his turnovers have been charging calls

aejhawk 11 years, 10 months ago

Agreed. Selby is very weak in transition. He has his mind made by half-court what he is going to do and then just buries his head and does it. Besides the slow feet, this is the biggest part of his game that is still in high school.

Hank Cross 11 years, 10 months ago

Selby is a great player and he is still finding his way. Some people complain about his turnovers, but most of them come when he is trying to create something. We'll go as far in the tourney as he and the twins can carry us.

EastBayJay 11 years, 10 months ago

He doesn't need to carry us, he needs to be a factor. As he was vs. KState and Colorado, as he was not vs. Texas. We need that guy on the perimeter who's a threat to score every time he catches the ball, regardless of how much he actually scores total for the game. Tyshawn's a threat to drive the lane, Tyrel's a threat from three. Josh is the guy on out team who consistently can be a threat to do either, and that just alters how opponents are going to guard us. With him being a factor in the game, the two-headed monster just gets that much harder to control.

Also, we need Travis back. His presence could have made a big difference vs. Texas also.

Rock Chalk

RockChalkGuy 11 years, 10 months ago

Josh charges toooo much. (FYI - I don't expect any awards for my masterful art of perception on this take)

ParisHawk 11 years, 10 months ago

Don't forget, not only did he miss games but he missed some practice too. This was not emphasized at the time, but when he started school he had a 45-day grace period to get cleared and that period ended before the NCAA finally ruled. It was never clearly reported just how much practice he missed, but I believe Self mentioned this when the ruling finally came down.

When you think about it, the KSU game was the first time this season every player has suited up: when Selby came in Mario was suspended, then when Mario came back Travis was injured, then TRob missed the Colorado game. I hope we get through February with a full roster!

Tony Bandle 11 years, 10 months ago

Back to #2 for Kansas. All those guys losing ahead of us plus the team's incredible recovery from TRob's tragedy must have struck a nerve with the voters.

OSU at complaints. I'll bet they're screaming in Austin about UT being ranked behind the Hawks at #3....and only by 19 points!!

Ed Brown 11 years, 10 months ago

Living in the DFW area I have been pleasantly surprised at the humble words from the Texas fans. I would normally be humiliated by them all just because they know I am a true blue Jayhawk but many offered very sincere condolences for TRob. Their heads just looking down, choking back tears and saying things like "Wow what character that must have to endure what he has..." was very classy. Of course, my chest could have made them keep their distance because it was pumped up and poked out with pride of being a Jayhawk. As HCBS put it, this is is only a GAME. RCJH

hayjawk 11 years, 10 months ago

Noticed that Ol' Loudmouth and the Heels have crept back into the headlines and the rankings. I love to watch and cheer against those sanctumonious bastardos. Basketball Heaven must seem more like purgatory again this year. Also why I have come to like Duke and Coach K. Any enemy of UNC is a friend of mine.

Hank Cross 11 years, 10 months ago

I also cheer for Duke over UNC. I had the misfortune to read that Huckleberry Roy wrote that after UNC's defeat by KU, he walked the streets at night wondering how he could get Hansbrough a championship. A more useless sentence has never been written. But now I've got that stupid mental picture in my head.

mikehawk 11 years, 10 months ago

Josh is coming on. He missed how many practices and had to fit into a fairly cohesive rotation. And, he is trying hard to "fit in" and be accepted by a lot of people, seen and unseen. All of this translates into he is trying a bit too hard, and that will abate as the season and the grind continues. His best days, this year, on this team, are ahead of him. I, like many others, drank the cool aid on the expectations, expecting perfection. He is far from that, but when you look at his line, he is putting up some very impressive numbers. While it has been inconsistent, thus far, he continues to be a real difference maker on his best nights.

Paul Brozik 11 years, 10 months ago

Just heard Wally Judge is leaving K State. The wheels are falling off in Manhattan!

Mike Joseph 11 years, 10 months ago

Just saw this-- Wally Judge quit the K-State basketball team this afternoon according to Frank Martin.
Doesn't look like this is going to end well over in Manhattan.

KansasComet 11 years, 10 months ago

Josh Selby is a fine basketball player. He will not be a superstar every night. He will be a solid contributor and part of a team. That is what he is trying to do - fit in. He doesn't want to take over, unless he needs to. This Kansas team will be just fine. We have one loss, and are ranked Number 2 in the nation. I think everything is just fine with the Jayhawks right now. A lot of teams would love to be in our position.

KU_FanSince75 11 years, 10 months ago

Do you think they might have a "white out" in Manhattan when they Nebraska on Wednesday? Everyone in the Doom waving "I surrender" white flags=my definition of a "white out!" I kind of feel sorry for K-State but then again, one could see K-State's demise with Frankenstein Martin as the head coach.

Hank Cross 11 years, 10 months ago

Pretty soon it will be "No Man A Wildcat." Don't feel any pity for them, most of them cheer for Mizery over KU. I take back that they belong in the Mountain West. That conference is too good for them, CUSA or the WAC would be a better fit.

slowplay 11 years, 10 months ago

HCBS has kept him in the starting lineup for a reason. He and solid play from Morningstar are the keys to a successful run. Selby is going to off for 30 or 40 before the seasons over and teams are going to have to commit lots of weak side help. Brady brings passing, defense and ball control to the team but his shooting is off. Both need to play like they are capable.

KU_FanSince75 11 years, 10 months ago

@ slowplay----good point, and I agree! Josh is coming on strong. Hope it carries over into the Big Dance! Congrats Josh---keep it going! Really would like to make a statement at Texas Tech. Their house has been a "house of horrors" for KU lately. Rock Chalk!

jaybate 11 years, 10 months ago

"Some Rumors of What Is Said by Coaches During Huddles Right Before the Team Breaks to Go Back Out on the Floor"

Duke's Coach Consonants: "Put your hands in shot!"

UNC's Roy Williams: "Don't make me cry, boys."

Texas' Rick "Granny" Barnes: "My burnt orange Playtex man-bra is riding up on me. Now, go cheap shot'em!"

UConn's Jim Calhoun: "Don't give me another coronary event. Get out there and play some ball!"

UTenn's Bruce Pearle: "I'm not gonna say anything, because I'm a liar and you wouldn't believe me anyway. Go make some plays and save my job!"

TTech's Pat Knight: "Run the plays like I told you and forget that I got this job through nepotism and won't be here in two months."

CU's Tad Boyle: "Now, get out there and play hard and remember: next year it will be alot easier in the Pac Ten."

UK's John Calipari: " take test."

Ohio State's Thad Matta: "You guys are the best team money can buy, now get out there and play like it."

MSU's Tom "Ratso" Izzo: "Get out there and hit somebody, or else you're going to be sucking on the business end of my Smith and Wesson. Capice?"

(Note: All fiction. No malice.)

KGphoto 11 years, 10 months ago


10 for 10.

And don't even pretend that's fiction.

waywardJay 11 years, 10 months ago

Ben Howland, Jamie Dixon, Jim Boeheim, Billy Donovan, Tom Crean, Mark Few, Josh Pastner are all upset you left them off this list and included Bobby's son.

Gene Keady and Judd heathcoat are arguing about how many tournaments they would have won if they allowed Professional wrestling in the tourney in their day.

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