KU Goes One for Two

What has been rumored for quite awhile became reality Saturday night in the World's Most Famous Arena. Scout.com's 3rd ranked point guard Josh Selby announced KU as his school of choice.

The drama was gone by the time the opening tip arrived. But with these simple words "I'm going to be a Kansas Jayhawk," Josh Selby ultimately ended the wait and the string of rumors.

For over a month now the word on the street was that Selby was a heavy KU lean though as recently as March 29th he said he didn't have a favorite. The original commitment to Tennessee and the rumors that surfaced since he reopened his recruitment in July no longer matter. Selby will head to Lawrence to help head coach Bill Self fill the point guard void left by senior Sherron Collins. Selby ultimately chose Kansas over Tennessee, Connecticut, Arizona, and Kentucky.

Selby, who's nickname is "Showtime", waited until a TV timeout during the Jordan Brand Classic to announce his college of choice. Ironically enough he had just wowed the crowd with a couple of highlight reel worthy passes on the possessions just before his announcement. Joined by his mother, Maeshon Witherspoon and his Lake Clifton High School Coach Herman Harried, Selby spoke about his affection for Self's personality and his ability to get the job done.

Kansas got the recruiting boost it needed. Selby was a must have and joins Royce Wooldridge in KU's 2010 recruiting class. I wouldn't put it past the KU staff to land another player even as the possibilities from this class start to whittle down. The Jayhawks needed this lift and needed to land a top prospect in order to solidify itself again as one of the league's top teams. It is pretty tough not to salivate over the prospects of Selby joining Tyshawn Taylor in KU's backcourt next season.

Selby is a 6-2 guard with flash but he knows how to use it. He always seems to make the right play. He's exciting but equally as tough. He won the dunk contest at the McDonald's All-American game showing his explosive ability and he's also showed the desire to work on his game. It appears he doesn't shy away from a challenge, even on the biggest day of his young career. ESPN College basketball analyst Jayson Williams competed against Selby in an hour-long one-on-one pre-game matchup on Saturday. You can tell Selby welcomes a challenge and the more he's challenged the better he gets.

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