Josh Selby

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Josh Selby
Josh Selby.jpg
Selby in 2010
No. 21 – Bnei Herzliya
Position Point guard
League Israeli Basketball Premier League
Personal information
Born (1991-03-27) March 27, 1991 (age 24)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school John Carroll (Bel Air, Maryland)
DeMatha (Hyattsville, Maryland)
Lake Clifton (Baltimore, Maryland)
College Kansas (2010–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Pro career 2011–present
Career history
20112013 Memphis Grizzlies
2012 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
2013 Canton Charge (D-League)
2013 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2013 Qingdao Eagles (China)
2014 Cedevita Zagreb (Croatia)
2014–present Bnei Herzliya (Israel)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Josh Selby (born March 27, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Bnei Herzliya of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. He played one year of college basketball with the Kansas Jayhawks. Selby was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 49th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

High school and recruitment[edit]

Selby attended Lake Clifton High School in Baltimore for his senior year, having previously attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, MD and The John Carroll School in Bel Air, MD. He averaged 32 points, seven assists, five rebounds, and two steals per game during his senior season.[1]

Selby originally committed to play for the University of Tennessee but decommitted in July 2009.[2] On April 17, 2010 Selby committed to the Kansas Jayhawks at the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden live on ESPN2. Selby picked the Jayhawks over a final list of teams including Kentucky, UConn, Arizona and Tennessee. Selby was the highest rated player ever signed by Kansas coach Bill Self[3] as he was the #1 rated recruit on the recruiting website[4]

He was named a 2010 McDonald's All-American and scored 13 points for the East team in the game.[5] Selby was also the winner of the dunk contest before the game.[6]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Josh Selby
Baltimore Lake Clifton HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Apr 17, 2010 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97
Overall Recruiting Rankings: Rivals: #1 Scout: #5 ESPN: #5

College career[edit]

On December 18, 2010, following a nine-game suspension Selby joined the 2010-11 Jayhawks, scoring 21 points in 27 minutes and making 5 of 8 three-point shots.[7] While Selby sat out, Kansas led the country in many team statistical categories.[citation needed] As a result of his suspension and later injuries Selby played in only 26 of the teams 38 games and averaged only 14 minutes per game after returning from injury. For the season he averaged 7.9 points and 2.2 assists on 20.4 minutes per game.


After choosing to attend Kansas, a report came out stating that Selby had not yet been cleared to play by the NCAA.[8] According to this report, the NCAA had been investigating for months the relationship between Selby and Robert "Bay" Frazier, the business manager for New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. Selby had acknowledged a friendship with Anthony in past interviews and spoke of his contact with Frazier in an April story in The New York Times. All three are Baltimore natives. Maeshon Witherspoon, Selby's mother, told The Times that she had known Bay since elementary school and had asked him to serve the role of an adviser during his college recruitment.[9] The Times report said Witherspoon asked Frazier to host Selby's in-home visits with college coaches at his own home and that Frazier attended a KU-Missouri game at Allen Fieldhouse in January 2009.

On November 21, 2010, the NCAA made their final ruling on the matter, suspending Selby for nine games, and ordering him to pay $4,607.58, the total of the "improper benefits" received from Frazier, to the charity of his choice.[10]

Professional career[edit]

On April 14, 2011 Selby announced via Twitter that he would enter his name in the 2011 NBA Draft[11]

On June 23, 2011 Selby was selected as the 49th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies, joining other former University of Kansas players Xavier Henry and Darrell Arthur on the Grizzlies roster.

On December 10, 2011, Selby signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.[12] He was assigned to the Reno Bighorns on February 12, 2012.[13]

In the 2012 NBA Summer League, Selby earned co-MVP honors with Damian Lillard.[14]

Selby was reassigned to the Reno Bighorns on December 17, 2012.[15] He was recalled on December 22, 2012.[16]

On January 22, 2013, Selby was traded along with Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington and a future first-round draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Jon Leuer.[17] The Cavaliers assigned Selby to the Canton Charge of the Development League on January 24, 2013.[18] On March 3, 2013, Selby was waived by the Cavaliers.[19] On March 7, 2013, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws.[20]

In September 2013, he signed with the Qingdao Eagles of China.[21] He played only 3 games with them.

On January 7, 2014, he signed with Cedevita Zagreb.[22] He left them on February 5, 2014.[23]

In August 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Bnei Herzliya of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.[24]

NBA statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

2011–12 Memphis 28 0 8.5 .404 .133 .786 .5 1.1 .2 .0 2.3
2012–13 Memphis 10 0 5.9 .273 .167 .636 .5 .4 .2 .0 2.0
Career 38 0 7.8 .330 .143 .720 .5 .9 .2 .0 2.2


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