The 6-foot-8, 218-pound rising junior wing at Northeast Lauderdale (Miss.) High broke his left wrist on Thursday night in a summer league game and will be out of action for at least six weeks.
``Right now I'm not discouraged," Osby said. "Of course you want to play, but right now I'll just take the time and work on getting better and then make a statement next year."
Osby, who averaged 23 points, 12 boards, 6 assists and 4 blocks as a sophomore this past season, was all set to attend ABCD Camp in a little more than a week.
He was ready to showcase his perimeter game. He was set to try and put his name on the map with some of the elite recruits from the Class of 2008.
``I had surgery and got screws in it on Friday," Osby said. "It happened when I went up for a dunk and a guy pulled me off the rim. I fell on my left wrist."
Osby ran with the Jackson Magic and Renardo Sidney in April, but had planned to suit up with the World Wide Renegades next month.
``I thought I played pretty well in April," Osby said. "I was starting to make a name for myself a little bit."
He said that his dream school, North Carolina, hasn't called him yet – but the Tar Heels have texted him since coaches have been allowed on June 15.
``The key for me is whether schools let me play the three and the two," Osby said.