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Bill Self releases statement about Josh Selby

KU coach says NCAA process ongoing

Kansas recruit Josh Selby warms up prior to the start of the Jordan Brand Classic Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Madison Square Garden.

Kansas recruit Josh Selby warms up prior to the start of the Jordan Brand Classic Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Madison Square Garden.

September 24, 2010, 4:32 p.m. Updated September 25, 2010, 12:00 a.m.

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An Internet blogger citing unnamed sources caused quite a stir on Twitter on Friday, telling KU fans to “brace yourselves for some bad news on Josh Selby eligibility.”

Selby still not cleared to play

Josh Selby has been cleared to enroll in classes, attend them and practice with the team, but he still has not been cleared to play. The NCAA is continuing an investigation into his eligibility. Enlarge video

In response to media inquiries following fan reaction to the tweet, KU coach Self released a statement indicating not much has changed regarding the eligibility status of the freshman point guard, who has not been cleared to participate in games.

“We have had numerous inquiries about the status of Josh Selby. The NCAA has cleared Josh to be on scholarship, attend class and practice, but he has not yet been cleared for participation (in games). That process is ongoing. It is not uncommon for these cases to take time, as we have seen in many other cases. Of course we would prefer that this be behind us, but we respect the process and will not comment further until it is complete,” Self said.

The NCAA continues to look into Selby’s academic eligibility and status as an amateur. After missing a couple weeks of school, Selby, who attended three high schools in Baltimore, was given the OK by the NCAA to attend class and be put on scholarship. The matter is ongoing.

Selby will be allowed to participate in upcoming Boot Camp conditioning sessions, which begin Monday.

Comments

hbjayhawk 4 years, 8 months ago

Hence why his picture and information is not listed on the KU Athletics website, BBall team page for 2010-11.

KEITHMILES05 4 years, 8 months ago

Word is circulating if he isn't elgible it will be because of academics and not amateurism.

riverdrifter 4 years, 8 months ago

If it was an academic issue, I don't think he wouldn't have been permitted to enroll and attend class.

rgh 4 years, 8 months ago

True. This whole thing stems from some scumbag agent trying to get his mits on him before anyone else did. What is a 16 or 17 year old kid going to think when a pro agent tries contacting him. Something has to be done about these vulture and just not at KU. Nation wide as the SEC will attest.

Brian Conrad 4 years, 7 months ago

you are way out of the loop pal... his grades are excellent and he is already taking tests!! you understand if they clear you to attend classes ... means you have passed academic requirements genious.

Confrontation 4 years, 8 months ago

Word is circulating that people are randomly making up stuff to sound like they're "in the know."

Brandon Devlin 4 years, 8 months ago

I give it about a day before freestater456 is on here saying that "UK[sic]'s Selby has decided he really can't wait to be a Wildcat."

budwhysir 4 years, 8 months ago

it could be a case of research on the part of some organization that is checking to see if he is eligible to play the game of basketball. Or in some other case, maybe the are trying to see if he will be permitted to obtain letter grades for the classes that he will choose to attend during his stay at the university. In any case, it would be a safe bet to say that he will be playing some basketball by using an orange ball. I would suggest the use of a numbered uniform while doing so. This would make tracking his progress of point scoring easier.

SeaFox 4 years, 8 months ago

Dear KU Fans and Media: YHBT. Maybe you will remember not to be as excitable as a six year old with a full bladder next time.

Sincerely, The Internets

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