HoopsHype Josh Selby rumors

November 22, 2011 Updates

Iman Shumpert: Friday night, I headed out to Bridgeport, Conn., to play in another charity game for us locked-out players. The people who came out — maybe 2,000 — provided us plenty energy with cheers and competitive boos. I decided to sit out the last part of the game after going up for a dunk and feeling an awkward pain in my knee. I could have kept playing, but decided just to ice it to ensure I was OK. Nothing major. I think it was due to not warming up at half because I was hanging out with fans and doing photos and autographs, which is partly why we were there. Some of the many participants were Tyreke Evans, Sam Young, Josh Selby, Wes Mathews, Nolan Smith, Howard Thomkins and Travis Leslie. My team won, 171-169. The best part for me was getting a chance to connect with more Knicks fans praying for a season! It was a great turnout. New York Post

November 15, 2011 Updates

Selby hasn't already signed in Europe in part because his agent, Andy Miller, cited two timetables for players to commit overseas. Miller said European teams have a late October/early November deadline for when training camps begin. There's another cut-off date around mid-December when teams have to finalize rosters. "I've looked at different situations," Miller told The Commercial Appeal last month. "I'm 100 percent sure I can find opportunities (for Selby) ... But it has to be the right job and the right environment in terms of living. He's in the development stage so I just can't send him anywhere." Memphis Commercial Appeal

October 3, 2011 Updates

But the 6-3 guard's ascent to the next level has been rudely interrupted by a league-imposed lockout that threatens the 2011-12 season and Selby's rookie campaign. Instead of enjoying the bright lights of the NBA, Selby continues to work around one of the darkest stages of his basketball life. He's playing the waiting game in lieu of contests at FedExForum, and insists there are no regrets. "I don't regret any thing," said Selby, a Baltimore native. "I've just been doing what I've always been doing. There's nothing us rookies can do about the lockout so I just wait to hear what's going on." Memphis Commercial Appeal

Selby's spent most of his time this summer with the likes of Anthony, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul. And it didn't taken long for Griz pillars Mike Conley, Rudy Gay, O.J. Mayo and Zach Randolph to vouch for the 20-year-old Selby's potential. "He's the steal of the draft," Randolph said. "The young fella is going to help us." Memphis Commercial Appeal

September 27, 2011 Updates
September 24, 2011 Updates

Street Basketball Association in partnership with HLA Management is production team for the Southern Hospitality Showcase Atlanta 2011. The event will also include live entertainment including performances and DJ Irie, Official DJ of the Miami Heat. Confirmed NBA Players participating include Marquis Daniels, Rajon Rondo. Jason Terry, Steven Jackson, Nate Robinson, Josh Howard, John Wall, Al Harrington, Josh Selby, Trey Thompkins, Travis Thompkins, and JJ Hickson; with more player announcements scheduled for the coming days. "Attendees can expect a perfect blend of the rawness and athleticism street ball is known best for, and the strategies and techniques of professional ball play. We're going to have a great time and raise money for some very worthy causes," explains Marquis Daniels. PR.com

September 6, 2011 Updates
August 17, 2011 Updates

As of late Sunday, the Goodman-Shaw League showdown was still on for next Saturday at Washington, D.C.'s Trinity University. The confirmed participants were, for the Goodman (D.C.) squad, Kevin Durant, Ty Lawson, Gary Neal, Michael Beasley, Grizzlies rookie Josh Selby and forward Sam Young, Kings big men DeMarcus Cousins and Donte Greene, And1 star Hugh (Baby Shaq) Jones and D.C. guard Warren (D-Nice) Jefferson. The Shaw (L.A.) League has commitments from Brandon Jennings, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Dorell Wright, Nick Young, JaVale McGee and Pooh Jeter. Durant warmed up for the battle this past weekend by leading his Madness team to the Goodman championship game on Sunday with 44 points. The Shaw game will end a whirlwind summer of playing for the Thunder's superstar, who told the Washington Post he's set an October 1 deadline for deciding whether he'll play abroad if the lockout continues into the regular season. NBA.com

June 29, 2011 Updates

A number of GMs reported to me on Friday that they passed on some players because of injury concerns. What's interesting is that some team doctors see problems that other team doctors don't. I heard particular teams had concerns about Bismack Biyombo, Kemba Walker, Justin Harper and Josh Selby. The concerns didn't affect Biyombo and Walker's draft stock much, but may help explain why Harper and Selby slid like they did. ESPN.com

June 27, 2011 Updates

What was your reaction when you heard your name called with the 49th pick?: Josh Selby: “I was surprised because I didn’t work out for the Grizzlies, but after I came back to reality, I just broke down crying, saying that all the work I did paid off. It was a great feeling, a wonderful feeling.” Did you expect to go sooner than that?: “I didn’t know, really, what to expect because my range was so wide because of what happened at Kansas. Everybody knew I had the talent, but they were just wanting to know what was going on at Kansas and didn’t know if they wanted to take that chance on me. But my name got called. I’m happy; I’m very excited. I can’t wait to play for the Grizzlies.” Sports Radio Interviews

June 22, 2011 Updates

Carmelo Anthony's draft philosophy is simple and precise: draft the best available player from Baltimore. Anthony has made it clear to the Knicks that he'd love for the club to draft one of his Baltimore pals, Josh Selby, a 6-3 combo guard out of Kansas. Selby is all but certain to be available when the Knicks, who own the 17thpick in Thursday's NBA draft, make their selection. New York Daily News

Shumpert, meanwhile, has gotten great support in the Knicks' board room in recent days, rising up the point-guard chart due to his workout two weeks. The 6-foot-5 Shumpert is now considered ahead of Michigan's Darius Morris and Kansas' Josh Selby because of his defensive ability and shooting from the perimeter. New York Post

June 20, 2011 Updates

Marshon Brooks and Josh Selby are expected to be among the group of draft prospects the Knicks bring in for a second workout. The Knicks own the 17th overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft and are considering selecting a shooting guard. Brooks (pictured) was second in the nation in scoring last season at Providence while the explosive Selby spent one season at Kansas. It is unclear if Klay Thompson, a junior out of Washington State, has been invited back also. New York Daily News

June 10, 2011 Updates

For the past few weeks we've had Josh Selby going No. 17 to the Knicks in our Mock Draft. The Knicks have been on him for a while and think he could be the type of player who could blow up in the NBA. But sources say that Selby struggled a bit in his first workout -- so much so that the Knicks have asked him back for a second workout. Selby may not be the lock I thought he was to go to New York. We've also been targeting Morehead State's Kenneth Faried as a potential Knick. However, there's a serious question about whether Faried wants to go there. Faried is from New Jersey and apparently is worried that being too close to home could be a distraction for him. The Knicks are worried, too. It takes the right sort of player to make it in New York. Faried might not be the best fit. ESPN.com

June 6, 2011 Updates

Selby was unable to participate in drills with other the invitees — center Brian Williams (Tennessee), forwards Denzell Bowles (James Madison), D’Mario Curry (Lincoln Memorial) and Delroy James (Rhode Island) and guard Cory Joseph (Texas) — because of a slight pull in his right quadriceps suffered during a workout yesterday for the Charlotte Bobcats. He said he was sitting out only today and that the ailment wouldn’t prevent him from future workouts. “Very frustrating,” said Selby, who watched the proceedings from a folding chair on the auxiliary court. “I wanted to work out for the Wizards just because they’re so close to my home. I would love to come here, so it’s frustrating.” Washington Post

June 1, 2011 Updates
May 27, 2011 Updates
May 26, 2011 Updates

The Indiana Pacers will host their first pre-draft workout today at Conseco Fieldhouse, without interim coach Frank Vogel. Purdue's JaJuan Johnson, a Franklin Central graduate, highlights a group that also includes Corey Fisher (Villanova), Justin Harper (Richmond), Darius Morris (Michigan), Josh Selby (Kansas) and Chris Wright (Georgetown). The Pacers have the Nos. 15 and 42 picks in the June 23 draft. "One of four guys I like will get to us (at No. 15)," Pacers president Larry Bird said. "They're all different sizes. I think we can use some help in every area. We're going to get a player that will help us." Indianapolis Star

May 25, 2011 Updates

His camp may have to start prioritizing workouts and looking for stronger commitments from teams trying to get Lee into their building. Josh Selby, another player HOOPSWORLD has spent considerable time with, also did well for himself. Selby continues to pique the interest of executives who like his game. The more time teams spend around Selby the more they are drawn to him. He is an excellent player and with personality questions starting to fade, Selby could be poised to jump up. HoopsWorld

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