Archive for Sunday, September 5, 2010

Josh Selby to attend class Tuesday

NCAA still has not cleared freshman to play

Kansas University freshman Josh Selby talks with media members in this June 8, 2010 file photo, a day after his arrival in Lawrence. Selby was listed as one recruit connected with violations made by Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl.

Kansas University freshman Josh Selby talks with media members in this June 8, 2010 file photo, a day after his arrival in Lawrence. Selby was listed as one recruit connected with violations made by Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl.

September 5, 2010


Selby cleared to attend class

Josh Selby has been given the green light to attend classes on Tuesday. The NCAA has still not cleared Selby to play. Enlarge video

Kansas University freshman basketball point guard Josh Selby will attend class Tuesday but has not yet been cleared to participate during the 2010-11 basketball season, coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Sunday afternoon.

Self would not issue any further comment.

The NCAA has been looking into Selby's relationship with Robert Frazier, the business manager of NBA player Carmelo Anthony while also examining Selby’s academic record. The 6-foot-3 Baltimore native attended three high schools — Lake Clifton High, DeMatha Catholic and John Carroll School.

The NCAA is apparently freeing Selby to attend class 13 school days into the semester — and letting KU honor his scholarship agreement — while continuing to look into his eligibility.

Self would not comment on any aspect of the situation.

Last year, Kentucky freshman John Wall was not cleared by the NCAA until Oct. 30. He was handed a two-game suspension for accepting $800 of illegal benefits from a former AAU coach.

• Turner sick on U of L visit: Josiah Turner, a 6-foot-3 senior point guard from Sacramento (Calif.) High, didn’t attend Saturday’s Louisville-Kentucky football game as part of his official visit to U of L “because he was sick,” the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. Turner will visit UCLA next weekend, Arizona on Sept. 17, Oregon on Oct. 1 and KU for the Oct. 15 Late Night in the Phog.

• Ellis to be here Tuesday: Perry Ellis, a 6-8 junior forward from Wichita Heights, still plans to make an unofficial visit to KU on Tuesday. Heck, if he wants, he could shadow Selby on his first day of class in accordance with NCAA rules.


Richard Heckler 7 years, 4 months ago

Is this type of preferential treatment available to students who are not athletes yet are academic giants but need financial assistance?

lawrence267 7 years, 4 months ago

what academic giants need this type of treatment?

hawks04 7 years, 4 months ago

An "academic giant" needing financial assistance wouldn't have to wait three plus months for a decision as to whether or not they can attend school either! The NCAA must have a deadline for when they complete these investigations. They push academics yet they are keeping these student athletes from attending school because they are dragging a$$ for an investigation.

KU_cynic 7 years, 4 months ago

Gee, I hope he's not in my class, because I've been teaching for two weeks now, and there's a test scheduled for Thursday.

Graczyk 7 years, 4 months ago

Situations like this is one of the many reasons I have a hard time liking big time college sports anymore.

Graczyk 7 years, 4 months ago

Wow. That was an ungrammatical post.

Situations like this are...

GardenMomma 7 years, 4 months ago

Shouldn't the point of attending college classes be to learn something?

pz5g1 7 years, 4 months ago

+1. I hear Marcus might be attending class on Thursday. I'll keep checking for breaking news.

sad_lawrencian 7 years, 4 months ago

Wow... one kid going to class on Tuesday and it makes front-page headlines? Who gives a?

Cody Ochs 7 years, 4 months ago

This is what Big Business-run colleges have come to.

pizzapete 7 years, 4 months ago

This kid attended 3 different high schools? That sounds familiar.

KU1992 7 years, 4 months ago

Did you guys even read the article or know anything about his situation right now? It's a big deal because he hasn't been allowed to go to class for the last two and a half weeks because he hasn't been cleared. As the #1 player incoming player in the country we might be interested to know that his grades wont be totally screwed by the time he gets cleared to play so he can still play in the second semester when games actually count.

Thats_messed_up 7 years, 4 months ago

I bet Selby's parents are getting twice as much money as Za-vee-ay Henrys did.

Brian Conrad 7 years, 4 months ago

wow are you really this stupid??? the Henry family had money and knew he would make a fortune one year away.. you REALLY think anyone except yourself would be a complete idiot and take even hundreds of thousands.. which would never happen... with one son already signed for millions in baseball .... stupid... whatever idiot bribe number you could possibly imagine , X made ten times the first day he signed with NBA

Mike Ford 7 years, 4 months ago

the morris twins went through delays for different reasons a couple of years ago. If one lives in a town with as much mythology about basketball as the state of Indiana once had, everything is news. I love how this town has newbies that don't get the basketball thing, especially in light of the recent football successes. I laugh at the lack of knowledge of sports that some of the newbies and johnny come latelys display.... it's kind of like this whole I'm angry and I don't know who to be angry at because I don't have a verticle jump or jump shot for that matter and I can't run suicides all day for stamina.. champion the peter griffins of the world. oh well....

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