What has gotten into Josh Selby?
Josh Selby was at one point in his high school career, considered the next "O.J. Mayo", a can't miss college recruit and future one-and-done prospect. But at Kansas, Selby was in and out of trouble, found it difficult to earn minutes on a talented Kansas team and eventually left school after his first year with a lack of production, knock about a poor attitude and he slipped into the second-round. The Grizzlies picked him up and figured to stash the talented guard on their bench with little risk associated with the value of the pick.
Through two summer league games in Las Vegas, Selby has games of 20 and 35 points, shooting a combined 59.4 percent from the field and a ridiculous 80 percent from 3-point range by hitting 12-of-15 attempts from deep. While still choosing to settle for too many jumpers, we can't truly blame him with the way he has been scorching the nets thus far. With Mike Conley at the point and O.J. Mayo departing for Dallas, Selby should be a significant increase in minutes in 2012-13.
By NBA-DRAFT.com Staff Writer - 7- 19 - 12