Markieff, Marcus Morris drafted with 13th, 14th picks; Josh Selby taken 49th


11:07 p.m.

With the last pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings select the University of Washington's Isaiah Thomas.

That's a wrap. Be sure to head on over to our draft recap story. Thanks for joining in on the conversation.

10:55 p.m.

We are winding down, with a plethora of foreign players hearing their names called. There are still some fans at the draft going strong as well.

50th: Lavoy Allen, Philadelphia 76ers

51st: Jon Diebler, Portland Trailblazers

52nd: Vernon Macklin, Detroit Pistons

53rd: DeAndre Liggins, Orlando Magic

54th: Milan Macvan, Cleveland Cavaliers

55th: E'Twaun Moore, Boston Celtics

56th: Chukwudiebere Maduabum, Los Angeles Lakers

57th: Targuy Ngombo, Dallas Mavericks

58th: Ater Majok, Los Angeles Lakers

59th: Adam Hanga, San Antonio Spurs


There it is. The Memphis Grizzlies have selected Josh Selby with the 49th overall pick. No doubt much lower than he thought he would go.

Other picks:

47th: Travis Leslie, Los Angeles Clippers

48th: Keith Bensont, Atlanta Hawks


The Hornets took Josh Harrellson at number 45 just so the NBA's deputy commissioner would say the name "Josh" and keep all of us on our toes, right?

With the 46th pick, the Lakers take Andrew Goudelock, a guard from the College of Charleston.

10:10 p.m.

It seems tonight is not Keegan's night to prove himself as an NBA Draft soothsayer. Pick Number 42 rolls on by, with the Pacers taking Davis Bertans out of Slovenia, as do picks 43 (Malcolm Lee, Chicago Bulls) and 44 (Charles Jenkins, Golden State Warriors).

10:03 p.m.

The New Jersey Nets are on the clock with pick number 42. That's where Tom Keegan predicted Selby would go.

34th: Shelvin Mack, Washington Wizards

35th: Tyler Honeycutt, Sacramento Kings

36th: Jordan Williams, New Jersey Nets

37th: Trey Thompkins, Los Angeles Clippers

38th: Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets

39th: Jeremy Tyler, Charlotte Bobcats

40th: Jon Leuer, Milwaukee Bucks

41st: Darius Morris, Los Angeles

42nd: Jordan Hamilton, Dallas Mavericks

9:36 p.m.

Four out of the last eight guys' names have started with the letter "J." Is that throwing anybody else off, waiting to hear "Josh Selby?"

The Cavs take Justin Harper, from Richmond, at number 32. Duke's Kyle Singler goes to the Detroit Pistons at 33.

9:30 p.m.

Good luck pronouncing the first pick of the second round, Bojan Bogdanovic, taken by the Miami Heat, who have traded the pick to Minnesota. The Cavs are on the clock again.

9:26 p.m.

Well, that's the end of the first round and Josh Selby is still on the board. Thoughts? Surprised?

Meanwhile, here is an adorable photo of the Morris twins hugging:

Twin brothers Markieff, right, and Marcus Morris, who played together at Kansas, embrace each other after they were picked No. 13 and No. 14, respectively, during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2011 in Newark, N.J. Markieff was picked by the Phoenix Suns while Marcus was picked by the Houston Rockets.

Twin brothers Markieff, right, and Marcus Morris, who played together at Kansas, embrace each other after they were picked No. 13 and No. 14, respectively, during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2011 in Newark, N.J. Markieff was picked by the Phoenix Suns while Marcus was picked by the Houston Rockets.

As for how the rest of the first round worked out:

21st: Nolan Smith, Portland Trailblazers

22nd: Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets

23rd: Nikola Mirotic, Houston Rockets

24th: Reggie Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder

25th: MarShon Brooks, Marshon Brooks

26th: Jordan Hamilton, Dallas Mavericks

27th: JaJuan Johnson, New Jersey Nets

28th: Norris Cole, Chicago Bulls

29th: Cory Joseph, San Antonio Spurt

30th: Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls

8:30 p.m.

The Morris twins are addressing the media in the back room.

Here is Markieff's selection, and the twins sharing a hug backstage:

Here's what's going down on stage:

18th: Chris Singleton, Washington Wizards

19th: Tobias Harris, Charlotte Bobcats

20th: Donatas Motiejunas, Minnesota Timberwolves

8:16 p.m.

Both Morris twins quite emotional after being drafted. We will have video up shortly of David Stern announcing The Suns' selection of Markieff and 'Kieff walking across the stage and to the back room.

Here's how the next three picks after the Morris twins have played out:

15th: Kawhi Leonard, Indiana Pacers

16th: Nikola Vucevic, Philadelphia 76ers

17th: Iman Shumpert, New York Knicks


What a story there. The Morris twins were born minutes apart, then drafted just minutes apart. Marcus Morris is drafted right after his brother with the 14th pick overall, going to the Houston Rockets.

7:51 p.m.

And there is the first KU guy off the board. The Phoenix Suns take Markieff Morris with the 13th overall pick. Anybody surprised 'Kieff went before Marcus? Looks like Marcus is pretty emotional at his table as well, definitely happy for his brother.

Marcus, on the possibility of being drafted by a team other than Phoenix: "It's not the end of the world. Maybe I'll send him some flowers or food or something."

That got some laughs in Jersey.

7:42 p.m.

Alec Burks, of Colorado, the second Big 12 player gone so far, goes to Utah at No. 12.

The twins, coach Manning and coach Self gave him a lot of love when he walked by their table on the way to the handshake with the commish.

Pretty cool.

Great player. He'll do well in Utah.

Starting to wonder if one of the twins will wind up with the Knicks. I've always hoped for that... How about Marcus to Philly at 16 and Markieff to the Knicks at 17. I'll take it. I'm guessing they would too.

Phoenix is up. This could be Marcus.

7:36 p.m.

Klay Thompson to GSW... What I expected there but the twins are starting to fidget. Gotta be hard to keep waiting. Thing about it is, as soon as you're picked, all that waiting is forgotten. It's coming. Maybe back to back...

Utah's up.

7:30 p.m.

Jimmer!!!! No. 10 to Milwaukee... This is about the time last year when Cole & X started to get antsy... Golden State next.

7:25 p.m.

Kemba Walker goes No. 9 to Charlotte. No Marcus. Gotta think they didn't expect him to be there and jumped on him when they could.

Tough break for Marcus, but his time is coming. Kemba's a great player.

Could be any pick now for either twin. Could they be going back-to-back a la Cole and Xavier last year? It'd be pretty cool for my story, but I'll only be able to get video of one of them if that happens.

We'll see...

7:19 p.m.

Calipari about to be interviewed in the Green Room. This is why Self has to be here! He'll get his turn.

7:17 p.m.

Brandon Knight, Kentucky, goes to Detroit. They were looking big man all along so this is kind of surprising, but I'm sure they didn't expect him to be here. Could be there starting PG for a number of years. Not a bad pick.

Gotta think Markieff's heart was pounding right there. Mine was. I had camera in one hand, iPhone in the other, just trying to capture whatever I could.


7:11 p.m.

Another foreign big man, Bismack Biyombo, of Congo, goes to Sacramento at No. 7. They'll trade him to Charlotte, which means Biyombo could be a teammate of Marcus Morris' if the Bobcats take Marcus two picks from now...

7:06 p.m.

Washington goes foreign, too, with Jan Vesely, who gets a big cheer from the crowd for the smooch he got from his girlfriend.

7:02 p.m.

Toronto, a foreign team, takes Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania.

Lots of Lithuanians in the crowd tonight, the perfect complement for a few Turkish fans that went crazy when Kanter was taken.

If the twins are two or three inches taller, they go before Thompson and this guy. Those are the breaks.

6:56 p.m.

The first big surprise of the draft... Texas' Tristan Thompson goes 4 to Cleveland. This was a guy that had been in the teens most of the way.

He's young, naturally gifted and, the big thing, he's a big-time defensive presence. You can't teach that. He's not yet as tough as he needs to be, but that'll come.

This could wind up being a phenomenal pick. But it definitely was a surprise. Gotta wonder what the twins are thinking about this one.

Toronto's up now. All un-drafted players are holding their breaths and thinking "Please Not me, Please Not me, Please Not me, Please Not me."

6:50 p.m.

Utah takes Enes Kanter... That's pronounced Innis, just in case you were, um, concerned.

It was between him and Kentucky's Brandon Knight all week. He's the anti-Selby. Nobody saw him this year so there's no telling exactly what he's capable of.

Seems like a good fit in Utah. If he stays there.

Cleveland going again now. Maybe another foreigner, definitely a big guy.

6:45 p.m.

Derrick Williams, of Arizona, goes No. 2 to Minnesota. Gotta think that makes the twins feel better about what he did in Vegas this year. That was before he broke out.

Nobody had a better tournament than that guy. That includes Kemba Walker.

He was my No. 1 pick. I think he's gonna be sensational. Great dude, too.

Now the draft begins... Utah at No. 3. Brandon Knight? Enes Kanter? Trade? Wow.

6:41 p.m.

So Kyrie's gone and we're under way.

Can't help but think what's going through Josh Selby's head right at this moment. I mean, you know that as recently as a year ago, he thought he was John Wall and he thought he was better than Kyrie Irving. Last year at this time, you gotta think he was sitting there thinking, 'That'll be me next year," when Wall was picked.

Now.... we wait. Gonna be real interesting to see where he goes.

6:39 p.m.

First pick is in. Kyrie Irving, Duke.

Place goes wild. Irving seems really emotional, as you would be. Not pounding his chest or hamming for the cameras, just hugs, handshakes and a little relief. Almost looks like he can't believe it.

Kid will be a good player but he's not what we're used to seeing from the No. 1 overall pick. I mean, last year it was John Wall. Irving is no John Wall. Nice pick, though. Point guards are so critical.

6:36 p.m.

Cleveland is officially on the clock.

Wild crowd here tonight. Great energy, lots of chatter. King James is still getting it, though, even out here. Every time they mention LeBron or show him on the video board via highlights from the 2011 season, the boos are deafening. Seriously. It's loud. He's not a liked man.

Here we go.

6:33 p.m.

David Stern's on the stage. We're about to get started.

This year's song that's bound to be stuck in your head by the end of the night... It comes from the lovely Haley Reinhart, of American Idol, who finished third in this year's voting.

She was robbed.

6:29 p.m.

Classic coach Self. He just arrived in the nick of time. Naturally, he showed up with a big smile on his face and a little bounce. Big night for any coach to have two guys picked in the first round and three overall.

Great to see him out here this year. I know the twins are pumped he made it.

6:19 p.m.

Those who might have missed it will probably be thrilled to hear who's joining the twins at their Green Room table tonight.

Bill Self is supposed to arrive any minute, but assistant coach Danny Manning, a former No. 1 overall pick in this draft, also made the trip. Manning has received a ton of credit for helping the twins get to this point and it's really cool to see he made the trip.

I spoke to him briefly and he seems to be having a blast. He's relaxed, smiling and mingling with everyone. I'm sure him being here means a lot to the twins and their family, not to mention any future recruits who might catch wind of it.

6:16 p.m.

ESPN's pre-draft coverage is in full swing right now and those pesky Knicks fans who made the trip from Manhatan have been going wild over Jimmer Fredette.

Apparently, that's the guy those fans want. Whether the Knicks' ownership, which has been in a state of flux lately, grants that wish remains to be seen.

I'm guessing Jimmer's gone by the time they pick at 17 so they might not have to worry about it.

Can't say anything but good stuff about Jimmer. He's been awesome to be around all week and really seems like a good dude. Friendly, kind, courteous, humble. I rooted for him before and I'll definitely keep pulling for him from here on out.

6:10 p.m.

First up tonight is Cleveland, which has two picks in the top five.

All summer the pick here has been Duke's Kyrie Irving. I'd be shocked if that's not the name we here first tonight, but that's not necessarily because I agree with it.

Irving's good, real good, but he's smallish and I think Derrick Williams, of Arizona, has pro star written all over him.

There's been some talk that Williams, my No. 1 pick, might fall to 3 or even 5 or 6. I doubt it. Guessing he goes 2 unless Cleveland goes wild and goes with him at No. 1.

6:03 p.m.

The lights just came on and the pre-draft hype is over. It's about time to kick this thing off.

I've got another great seat but I don't have the best view of the twins in the Green Room. Got some good stuff of them before hand, though, including photos of Danny Manning, who made the trip to sit at their table and their mother, Angel.

Markieff's wearing a gray suit with some pink accents. He looks sharp just like he said he would. Marcus, out of the kindness of his soul, decided to go opposite of his brother and went with a navy suit with a thin pinstripe and similar pink accents.

Great energy here in the building tonight, perhaps New Jersey's way of selling its city and franchise to future free agents. No sign of Jay Z or the Russian owner yet.

Madison Square Garden last year was classic, but this is a pretty nice set-up here at the Prudential Center. We're actually in the arena, on the floor, which adds to the feeling that something big is happening here tonight.

The twins are pretty much in the center of the green room, the only table with two customized basketballs on it.

We'll get started with the picks soon enough, for now scroll through some of the videos and photos below and be sure to check out what I've been up to on Twitter all day. @mctait

Gut feeling at go-time: Marcus 9th to Charlotte, Markieff 16th to Phily, Selby early 2nd Rd.

More to come...

5 p.m.

2:22 p.m.

Markieff Morris prepares for predraft photos Thursday, June 23, 2011, in New York.

Markieff Morris prepares for predraft photos Thursday, June 23, 2011, in New York. by Matt Tait

Just arrived at the Westin Times Square and, once again, there's a significantly bigger buzz around the lobby today.

Players are strolling through on their way up to their rooms to get suited up — this time in fine suits instead of shorts and tank tops — and the 65th annual NBA Draft is creeping closer each minute.

No sign of the Morris twins yet, though their mother, Angel, did just walk through the lobby. Yesterday, she was cool, calm and collected, just like her sons. Today, she appears to be a little more frazzled. I wouldn't call it worried, just anxious and excited.

Mock drafts have changed at least a dozen times today, with movement at the top of the board creating a domino affect on the rest of the first round.

Potential NBA draft picks pose for a photo on stage before the 2011 draft Thursday, June 23 in New Jersey.

Potential NBA draft picks pose for a photo on stage before the 2011 draft Thursday, June 23 in New Jersey. by Matt Tait

For whatever reason, it looks like the Twins might be falling a little bit. That's not because of anything they've done, just the impact of the movement at the top.

By falling, we're still talking about Marcus Morris being taken with the final pick or two in the lottery and Markieff coming in somewhere between 15-19.

As for Josh Selby, not a lot of talk about him out here, but I'm starting to have a better feeling that my prediction of 30th to the Bulls might actually come in. He's definitely worth taking a flier on and the Bulls, who also have another pick toward the end of the first round could address their main need first and then roll the dice on Selby, a guy who would've been a lottery pick last year had he been allowed to jump from high school to the NBA.

Stay tuned in to this blog throughout the night for updates, trade information and videos, photos and analysis from the draft.

We're getting close now, as the first pick is less than 5 hours away.

While we wait, here's a quick look at some KU draft facts from the years.

• Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self will be in the “Green Room” at the NBA Draft with the Morris twins – Marcus and Markieff.

• Since 1990 Kansas has had 24 players drafted in the NBA (16 in the first round, eight in the second).

• In all, Kansas has had 71 players drafted in the NBA since 1947, the fourth-most all-time.

• During his tenure at Kansas, Head Coach Bill Self has had nine players selected in the NBA Draft, third most among active coaches over the past eight years.

• Since the genesis of the current lottery system in 1990, Kansas has had eight players selected as lottery picks, including four since 2007.

• The 2010 Draft marked the third time in the current lottery system that two players from Kansas were selected as lottery picks (1998 – Raef LaFrentz [3rd] and Paul Pierce [10th], 2003 – Kirk Hinrich [7th] and Nick Collison [12th], 2010 – Cole Aldrich [11th] and Xavier Henry [12th]).

• In the 2008 Draft, Kansas tied Connecticut and Florida with a record five players drafted in two rounds (Brandon Rush, Darrell Arthur, Mario Chalmers, Darnell Jackson and Sasha Kaun).

• Since 2001, Kansas has had 13 players drafted, one behind Connecticut and North Carolina who are tied for the most with 14.

• Since the inception of the Big 12 in 1996, Kansas has a league-leading 14 NBA draft picks.

• The 2010 Draft marked the fifth time since 1990 that two players from Kansas were selected in the first round of the NBA Draft.

• Danny Manning is the only Jayhawk to be drafted with the number one overall pick, selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1988 Draft.

• Draftees by Kansas Coaches: Phog Allen – 7, Dick Harp – 6, Ted Owens – 26, Larry Brown – 8, Roy Williams – 15, Bill Self – 9.

• The Boston Celtics have selected seven players from Kansas since 1953, the most of any NBA team.


Jacobpaul81 10 years, 11 months ago

Living in Indiana, I'd love to see the Pacers dump some dead weight and move up to take the twins. I know they have Markieff on their board at #15. It'd be sweet to see them move Dunleavy, Ford, Stephenson or McRoberts in an effort to grab Marcus as well. The Morris twins + Collison, Granger, Rush & George would be one fast as hell squad to combine with a three headed C/PF monster like Hibbert & Psycho T

nuleafjhawk 10 years, 11 months ago

Good article. Thanks for all the KU "fun facts" !

MisterBooster 10 years, 11 months ago

Mister Booster is going to watch the draft. Mister Booster thinks it's sweet that Coach will be with the guys in the Green Room.

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Here are my picks for the $100 gift card:

Marcus 12th

Kieff 16th

Selby 30th (I'm thinking along the same lines as Tait stated in this article about Selby)

I made my picks not based on which team I thought would pick them, but the law of averages of "High" and "Low" picks.

Come on NBA Draft, get me a $100 gift card!

dynamitehawk 10 years, 11 months ago

Matt Tait: I will give you three benjamins on one gift card to paint MORRI on your belly and make your way on ESPN cameras.

Matt Tait 10 years, 11 months ago

Damn... I left my paint in the hotel!!!

If you look close, though, you might catch the back of my head and my bald spot when they go to and come back from commercials.

dynamitehawk 10 years, 11 months ago

Ricki Rubio, Kevin Love, and Derrick Williams. That's a core

nnelson 10 years, 11 months ago

Mike Beasley is nothing to sneeze at either.

MrPilot 10 years, 11 months ago

Cleveland should have taken the Morii. To heck with Kyrie "Ow, my toe!" Irving.

Matt Tait 10 years, 11 months ago

Very... Heard today that he could go as high as 7, but I did not see 4 coming. Can't help but wonder if there's a trade tied to it.

Wait and see.

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Matt, I hope our #30 pick of Selby to the Bulls comes to fruition.

dynamitehawk 10 years, 11 months ago

Note to recruits (at least the narcissists): Big XII Freshman of the year went 4th overall.

100 10 years, 11 months ago

And a European professional who was ineligible to play American college basketball went #3...

"Hey let's go interview John Calipari, his "coach" who made Enus Kanter such a high pick!!!!"

Spencer Goff 10 years, 11 months ago

Yeah I tasted vomit in my mouth when ESPN gave him the freebie advertisement time.

What a joke.

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Jan Vesely's girlfriend, wife, mistress, or whomever the heck she a hottie! What a kiss!

dynamitehawk 10 years, 11 months ago

I just saw the shine on Johnny the Squid's incisor dim.

Thomas Michaud 10 years, 11 months ago

Tom Chambers, that was a nice comparison for Jan :-)

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

With Charlotte moving up, I wonder if they are going to take Marcus?

MrPilot 10 years, 11 months ago

Are there any Americans in this draft? Good lord.

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

What????????????????????????????????????????????? What is Jordan doing?

Matt Tait 10 years, 11 months ago

High risk high reward... Which, interestingly enough, was the exact opposite of the route most people said Jordan would take this year. Whoops!

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

I will not be getting season tickets to the Bobcats this year.

dynamitehawk 10 years, 11 months ago

if a point is taken before Brandon Knight then Self can sell against it. Love it.

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Do the bobcats still have the #9 and #19 picks?

dynamitehawk 10 years, 11 months ago

Shaw: If you become powerful enough to change the pronunciation of Charlotte to Shawlette (to match my wife's Raleigh drawl) Ill get your season tickets.

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Well, that pretty much makes a statement towards DJ Augustine with the Kemba pick.

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Well, at least I don't have to get Bobcat season tickets now! Thank god!

Thomas Michaud 10 years, 11 months ago

I think it's looking more like picks 13, 14, or 16 will be the next possible times for either Morris

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Come on Utah, make Marcus and my pick #12.

Thomas Michaud 10 years, 11 months ago

oh well ... could've been a good pick for them

Thomas Michaud 10 years, 11 months ago

My guess is that we will hear a Morris name called next

dynamitehawk 10 years, 11 months ago

Does AB's pick count for Big XII? For recruiting purposes I say yes.

Thomas Michaud 10 years, 11 months ago

I should say Houston OR Philly will take Marcus

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Well I had Kieff at 16 so that gives me a 4 pointer. I need Marcus to go in the next 2 picks.

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

I guess that only gives me a 3 pointer. Sweet!

dynamitehawk 10 years, 11 months ago

Flowers and fruit. That$hits funny. love them twins.

MrPilot 10 years, 11 months ago


Born 7 minutes apart, and drafted 7 minutes apart!

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Awesome! Well, that gives me a 5 pointer total. All I need is for Selby to get picked 30th and I think I can win this gift card. Maybe not!

ahpersecoachingexperience 10 years, 11 months ago


I'm not saying give me the $100 in ku gear but at least hook a brother up with a gift certificate to the sizzler!

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

We goin Sizzler, We goin Sizzler, We goin Sizzler!

Thomas Michaud 10 years, 11 months ago

Wish I could have called my online picks like I just did here ... Got the picks right just before each was called ... I'll take a Denny's gift certificate :-)

Thomas Michaud 10 years, 11 months ago

wish I could remember .. made them and didn't write them down ... Just did it quick and should have waited a little closer to the deadline ... All that info by Tait really helped me guess tonight where they'd go. Drat.

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Holy Cow! That has to be a little awkward with Bill Self and Steve Fisher sitting one table from each other.

Thomas Michaud 10 years, 11 months ago

So the draft is over now, right? ... Oh, wait, are we on Selby watch too?

kusportsnut 10 years, 11 months ago

I look forward to hearing about Marcus sending Markieff flowers and fruit. That was hilarious.

Kent Wells 10 years, 11 months ago

Hey Matt:

So was there pretty good security going in? I mean, it looks like Coach Self and Fisher are pretty close. Should you go do a quick pat down?

Seriously, any interaction between them?

Are you going to stir things up and throw some questions at Fisher?

Carl O'Hair 10 years, 11 months ago

Was there any doubt who was next from the look on Stern's face when he announced for Marcus? It was very obvious to me.

KUfanInFlorida 10 years, 11 months ago

I am glad that Morris twins just made it in the lottery.

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Jordan Hamilton dropping big time. I saw him as high as #7. A Darrell Arthur type situation?

ahpersecoachingexperience 10 years, 11 months ago

I was reading something today that said he might go late 2nd or undrafted. Ouch!

ahpersecoachingexperience 10 years, 11 months ago

So much for believing everything you read on the Internet

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Hamilton a good pick for the Mavericks!

Justin Lindsley 10 years, 11 months ago

Amazing what happens when you stay 3 yrs. and get coached by Self and Manning!! CONGRATS TWINS!!! I bet Selby is wishing he had a muligan.

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Damn, I had Selby #30 to the Bulls! He'll probably fall to Mid-Second round now.

Ron Franklin 10 years, 11 months ago

just think about this; if the ridiculous 1&done rule didn't exist, he probably would have been drafted top 5. it is so crazy how the tiniest changes in life can have such a great impact.

ahpersecoachingexperience 10 years, 11 months ago

Or if he would of listened to the masses instead of the few telling him what he wanted to hear he would of been top 5 next year

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

My dream of the $100 Kusports gift card has vanished. Damn you Josh Selby!

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Jeff VanGundy: "Why do players get in shape after their season?" I love that guy!

MrPilot 10 years, 11 months ago

"So Trey Tompkins will become...a guy to get dunked on in practice." ROFL

ahpersecoachingexperience 10 years, 11 months ago

I know they're not the same position, but some dude that skipped his senior year of hs to play in Japan just got selected before Josh.

Where's my remote?!?

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

You don't remember Jeremy Tyler? It was a big story for him to skip High School and go play in Israel. He was the second player to do so after Brandon Jennings.

ahpersecoachingexperience 10 years, 11 months ago

Yeah I remember the story. Could you imagine being 6'9" and black in japan? People running around screaming bc they think you're Godzilla!!!!

gchawk 10 years, 11 months ago

Kyle Singler picked 33rd? I think Detroit got a steal with this pick, I was surprised he went this far down in the draft. Did something happen to him that I'm not aware of?

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

So much for Jay Bilas' "Best Available"? Selby has been sitting at #2 for the last 9 picks.

Scott Smetana 10 years, 11 months ago

Wonder what the Agent who guaranteed Selby a lottery pick and big bucks is thinking now. If I were Selby's Mom, I'd go get a baseball bat.

MrPilot 10 years, 11 months ago

I think for the 45th and later picks, you're guaranteed salary is 45,000/year and a 10% discount at the NBA Store.

gchawk 10 years, 11 months ago

Glad you brought this up because I was trying to find out the pay scale for lottery picks, but haven't had success yet. Can you enlighten me?

MrPilot 10 years, 11 months ago

I don't know how it all works exactly, but I think this is what the first round picks are guaranteed:

The brothers Morris are now millionaires.

MrPilot 10 years, 11 months ago

Oh man, did that pick just hit him right in the gut...

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

I know, right? I thought it was going to be Selby and then.............It's the big redneck from Kentucky in Harrelson.

Lance Hobson 10 years, 11 months ago

Actually it doesn't look good when even the scrubs from Kentucky get drafted. We need Selby to be picked already. Ok, finally!!

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

Anybody else remember when Scotty Hopson was a Top 5 recruit?

Chris Shaw 10 years, 11 months ago

He should have been working on his game instead of that early 90's flatop look.

Ron Franklin 10 years, 11 months ago

i loved looking at his hair. reminded me of the House Party movies.

Lance Hobson 10 years, 11 months ago

The great debate: do I go to bed or wait forever for Josh Shelby to get picked? Good night.

waywardJay 10 years, 11 months ago

When does Josh Selby start getting embarassed ? I mean, this has to be embarassing...right ?

Memphis Jayhawks.... Right along side Xavier and Darrell.... Perfect.

Craig Colgin 10 years, 11 months ago

Not that I wish anything bad upon him. But, the chances of Selby having a successful NBA career are slim to none now, and slim left town an hour ago.

100 10 years, 11 months ago

He stays one more year @ KU & he has a guaranteed 3 year NBA contract, possibly even a lottery pick next year.

I'll be rooting for him as much as anyone, but indeed he has chosen the wrong path.

I think he'll make it & be a solid player in the NBA as the years pass, but he didn't have to make it this hard on himself.....

As a fair note to all the premier universities out there, Selby likely would have been ineligible at any of these other schools as well... And would have shown up with a broken finger... Very well could have injured his foot.... Very well could have felt emotionally displaced midseason with injury, whether it was Coach K, Izzo or Williams...

Further adding to the trouble for Selby was... We were just pretty darn good anyway, with or without him.

This likely would have been the case at many of these schools.

It's understandable Selby made the decision he did... but in the end, judging from the rashness of his decision, he was given bad information from an agent early on in the process.

All any of us, as KU fans should really do is... Realize none of us are perfect, we've all made mistakes in our lifetime, & just support him.

If he had to do it over again, it's quite obvious now he'd be back in Lawrence & likely be a key component towards next years team... On his way to a 3 year NBA contract, possibly lottery status.

Thanks for the good times Selby, though we wish you could have been with us longer... Good luck with your career & don't forget, there's a lot of guys in Lawrence to connect with every summer.

You're part of the family now so represent us well.

Rock Chalk, Josh

ahpersecoachingexperience 10 years, 11 months ago

Looks like TK wins the ku gear. Just give him some of manginos old stuff.

jayhawktalk 10 years, 11 months ago

No one commenting on this for over an hour is a crime. Freaking hilarious!

Scott Smetana 10 years, 11 months ago

My Picks: Marcus 8 Markieff 12 Selby 50

Anyone beat me? Looks like I got 2 of 3 right.

Jeffery Barrett 10 years, 11 months ago

Where's marchphog88 now? Who's the fool now?

Jüstin Mössman 10 years, 11 months ago

Josh will just have to work really hard to make it. Now he has to prove to himself that he belongs in the league. A good Jayhawk in the NBA means nothing but good publicity for the program.

Jüstin Mössman 10 years, 11 months ago

Check this link out: looks like older brother Markieff will be making $98,880 more than Marcus next year

100 10 years, 11 months ago

Surely they'll compare pay stubs at some point next year, even in a phone conversation. Kief will get about $9,000 more a month, probably $5,000 or so after taxes.

That's a bunch of Snickers he can mail his brother....

jayhawktalk 10 years, 11 months ago

That will depend upon how much 'Kieff gets from Snickers and 'Cus gets from & his fruit basket endorsements.

100 10 years, 11 months ago

Look forward to hearing from our favorite Jayhawk who lives in Lexington.

Tomorrow will UK fans brag about having two taken in the lottery? The question is... Does Enus really count as a player UK "made" into a lottery pick, considering he was a professional already & wasn't allowed to play games, practice or even suit up for John Calipari?

It should be interesting at the water cooler for chuckberry tomorrow -- by my count Adolph Rupp's Alma mater had two lottery picks & Ashley Judd's Alma mater had one.

DevilHawk 10 years, 11 months ago

Definitely looking forward to seeing how Markieff fits in on the Suns.

sportjunky 10 years, 11 months ago

Wow, Jacob Pullen goes undrafted... Preseason Big XII Player of the Year. Morris Twins = lottery picks. So much for the preseason picks...

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