Selby in 2010
|No. 17 – Maccabi Kiryat Gat|
|League||Israeli Premier League|
March 27, 1991 |
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||183 lb (83 kg)|
|High school||John Carroll (Bel Air, Maryland)
DeMatha (Hyattsville, Maryland)
Lake Clifton (Baltimore, Maryland)
Parkville (Baltimore, Maryland)
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall|
|Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies|
|2013||Maine Red Claws|
|2017–present||Maccabi Kiryat Gat|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Josh Selby (born March 27, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for Maccabi Kiryat Gat of the Israeli 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
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.
Selby originally committed to play for the University of Tennessee but decommitted in July 2009. 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 as he was the #1 rated recruit on the recruiting website Rivals.com.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Baltimore||Lake Clifton HS||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||183 lb (83 kg)||Apr 17, 2010|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 97|
|Overall Recruiting Rankings: Rivals: #1 Scout: #5 ESPN: #5|
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. While Selby sat out, Kansas led the country in many team statistical categories. 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. 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. 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.
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 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. The Cavaliers assigned Selby to the Canton Charge of the Development League on January 24, 2013. On March 3, 2013, Selby was waived by the Cavaliers. On March 7, 2013, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws.
In September 2013, he signed with the Qingdao Eagles of China. On November 16, 2013, he was waived by the Eagles. On January 7, 2014, he signed with Cedevita Zagreb of Croatia. On February 5, 2014, he parted ways with Cedevita
In August 2016, he signed with Best Balıkesir of the Turkish Basketball Super League. However he left the club two months later before appearing in a official game for them. On January 12, 2017, he signed with Israeli club Maccabi Kiryat Gat.
|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|
- Kansas Men's Basketball Signs Standout Guard Damion Fisher to National Letter of Intent
- Top 10 recruit Selby withdraws commitment to Tennessee
- Guard Josh Selby signs letter of intent with Kansas
- Selby Takes #1 Spot in Final Rivals150
- 2010 McDonald's All-American Game box score
- Lake Clifton's Josh Selby wins national slam dunk contest
- Josh Selby lives up to hype in opener
- KU's Josh Selby reportedly hasn't been cleared by NCAA for basketball
- Colleges Wait to Hear Their Name Called by Elite Recruit
- NCAA rules Kansas freshman Josh Selby can play in December
- Josh Selby bids KU adieu
- "Grizzlies sign Josh Selby". NBA.com. 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
- MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES ASSIGN JOSH SELBY TO BIGHORNS
- Wolves End Summer League With 97-91 Win Over Grizzlies
- Grizzlies assign Josh Selby to D-League and recall Tony Wroten
- Grizzlies recall Josh Selby from D-League
- "Cavaliers Acquire Speights, Ellington, Selby and Future First Round Pick From Grizzlies". NBA.com. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
- Cavaliers assign Josh Selby to D-League
- "Cavaliers Waive Josh Selby". NBA.com. 2013-03-03. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
- RED CLAWS ACQUIRE JOSH SELBY FROM CANTON CHARGE
- Josh Selby signs in China with Qingdao Eagles
- "Qingdao cut Josh Selby". Sportando.com. November 16, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
- "Selby potpisao za Cedevitu" (in Croatian). kkcedevita.hr. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- "Josh Selby officially leaves Cedevita". Sportando.net. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
- Josh Selby agrees to terms with Bnei Herziliya
- Best Balikesir lands Josh Selby
- Selby'le yolunu ayırıyor (Turkish)
- Josh Selby and Brandon Bowman join Maccabi Kiryat-Gat