Josh Selby will declare for the NBA Draft

Josh Selby will declare for the NBA Draft, a source told Rock Chalk Jay-Blog on Monday night. Whether or not Selby will hire an agent is unknown at this time.

Selby has been in Las Vegas working out for Impact Basketball since at least the day of the National Championship game (April 4th). He missed the team banquet on Monday night.

Kansas coach Bill Self said on Monday that a “decision will be coming real soon.” That decision could be as soon as Wednesday, Rock Chalk Jay-Blog’s source says.

Selby is the second “one and done” player for Kansas. Xavier Henry, now playing for the Memphis Grizzlies, was the first “one and done” for the Jayhawks.

Selby averaged 7.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists for the Jayhawks this season. His season was cut short because he was suspended by the NCAA for the first nine games of the season after he was found to have violated NCAA rules by acccepting impermissible benefits before playing at Kansas.

Selby also missed three games in February due to injury. After February 26th, Selby never played more than 17 minutes in a game.

Selby was Rivals’ #1 recruit of the 2010 class. Scout and ESPN had Selby as a top three player at his position in the 2010 rankings.

Rock Chalk Jay Blog’s source says that Selby’s locker has been empty for a while and that usually players will leave their belongings in it until they’re “gone, as in senior year gone.”

As for next year’s squad, Self is confident in his team but believes he needs to sign a few more recruits.

“I think we’re in decent shape on some kids,” Self said. “Our roster will be 40 percent different than it was this year. … We need to sign a lot of guys.”

From the Topeka Capital-Journal:

One of those kids is presumably DeAndre Daniels, a small forward from Bradenton, Fla., who ranks the No. 9 player in the class of 2011. Daniels is reportedly deciding between Duke and Kansas. He is the highest-rated uncommitted player in the class. KU also is reportedly involved with guard Trevor Lacey (No. 34 in the class), and power forward Otto Porter (No. 97).

“There’s not a lot of available players out there, but we seem to be in on all the ones that are coveted right now by a lot of high-major programs,” Self said.


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