Josh Selby

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Josh Selby
Josh Selby.jpg
Selby in 2010
Free agent
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1991-03-27) March 27, 1991 (age 28)
Baltimore, Maryland
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High schoolJohn Carroll (Bel Air, Maryland)
DeMatha (Hyattsville, Maryland)
Lake Clifton (Baltimore, Maryland)
Parkville (Baltimore, Maryland)
CollegeKansas (2010–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Playing career2011–present
Career history
20112013Memphis Grizzlies
2012Reno Bighorns
2013Canton Charge
2013Maine Red Claws
2013Qingdao Eagles
2014Cedevita Zagreb
2014–2015Bnei Herzliya
2015–2016Socar Petkim
2017Maccabi Kiryat Gat
2017Incheon Elephants
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Joshua Cornell Selby[1] (born March 27, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Incheon Elephants of the Korean Basketball 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.[2]

Selby originally committed to play for the University of Tennessee but decommitted in July 2009.[3] 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[4] as he was the #1 rated recruit on the recruiting website[5]

He was named a 2010 McDonald's All-American and scored 13 points for the East team in the game.[6] Selby was also the winner of the dunk contest before the game.[7]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown 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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/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.[8] 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.

2010–11 Kansas 26 11 20.4 .373 .362 .757 2.2 2.2 0.8 0.1 7.9


After choosing to attend Kansas, a report came out stating that Selby had not yet been cleared to play by the NCAA.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

Professional career[edit]

On April 14, 2011 Selby announced via Twitter that he would enter his name in the 2011 NBA Draft.[12]

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.[13] He was assigned to the Reno Bighorns on February 12, 2012.[14]

In the 2012 NBA Summer League, Selby earned co-MVP honors with Damian Lillard.[15]

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

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.[18] The Cavaliers assigned Selby to the Canton Charge of the Development League on January 24, 2013.[19] On March 3, 2013, Selby was waived by the Cavaliers.[20] On March 7, 2013, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws.[21]

In September 2013, he signed with the Qingdao Eagles of China.[22] On November 16, 2013, he was waived by the Eagles.[23] On January 7, 2014, he signed with Cedevita Zagreb of Croatia.[24] On February 5, 2014, he parted ways with Cedevita.[25]

In August 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Bnei Herzliya of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.[26]

In November 2015, he signed with Socar Petkim of the Turkish Basketball Second League.

In August 2016, he signed with Best Balıkesir of the Turkish Basketball Super League.[27] However, he left the club two months later before appearing in an official game for them.[28] On January 12, 2017, he signed with Israeli club Maccabi Kiryat Gat.[29]

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


  1. ^ (in Turkish) Socar'a NBA patentli oyun kurucu
  2. ^ Kansas Men's Basketball Signs Standout Guard Damion Fisher to National Letter of Intent Archived April 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Top 10 recruit Selby withdraws commitment to Tennessee
  4. ^ Guard Josh Selby signs letter of intent with Kansas
  5. ^ Selby Takes #1 Spot in Final Rivals150
  6. ^ 2010 McDonald's All-American Game box score
  7. ^ Lake Clifton's Josh Selby wins national slam dunk contest
  8. ^ Josh Selby lives up to hype in opener
  9. ^ KU's Josh Selby reportedly hasn't been cleared by NCAA for basketball
  10. ^ Colleges Wait to Hear Their Name Called by Elite Recruit
  11. ^ NCAA rules Kansas freshman Josh Selby can play in December
  12. ^ Josh Selby bids KU adieu
  13. ^ "Grizzlies sign Josh Selby". December 10, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2011.
  15. ^ Wolves End Summer League With 97-91 Win Over Grizzlies
  16. ^ Grizzlies assign Josh Selby to D-League and recall Tony Wroten
  17. ^ Grizzlies recall Josh Selby from D-League
  18. ^ "Cavaliers Acquire Speights, Ellington, Selby and Future First Round Pick From Grizzlies". January 22, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  19. ^ Cavaliers assign Josh Selby to D-League
  20. ^ "Cavaliers Waive Josh Selby". March 3, 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  22. ^ Josh Selby signs in China with Qingdao Eagles
  23. ^ "Qingdao cut Josh Selby". November 16, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  24. ^ "Selby potpisao za Cedevitu" (in Croatian). Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  25. ^ "Josh Selby officially leaves Cedevita". Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  26. ^ Josh Selby agrees to terms with Bnei Herziliya
  27. ^ Best Balikesir lands Josh Selby
  28. ^ Selby'le yolunu ayırıyor (in Turkish)
  29. ^ Josh Selby and Brandon Bowman join Maccabi Kiryat-Gat

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