Upon entering his freshman year at Kansas, Josh Selby was regarded as a top prospect that was destined for a great stint in college and a bright future in the pros. One year later, Selby has only confused people, as he hasn’t found a way to establish himself as a true point guard for the next level.
Equipped with good athleticism, size, and scoring ability, Selby is still an interesting talent that most teams will at least have a look at, although his under-whelming numbers in his lone college season undoubtedly have dramatically hindered his once solid draft stock.
Read on for a complete breakdown of his strengths, weaknesses, and where you can expect to hear his name called in the 2011 NBA Draft:
NBA Position: PG/SG
Very gifted athlete with nice explosiveness. Has a burst and a nice handle to get by his defender with ease. Can rise up at the rim or finish around the basket in a variety of ways. Really a nice offensive prospect. Just has a knack for getting the ball into the hoop and will make a living doing just that. Has the ability to stretch defenses and keep them guessing. Has the size and athleticism to lock down on defense, but needs to remain focused. Solid rebounder for his position. Once he gets going, he’s hard to stop on offense. Has great size for the point, but skills remain in question. The potential is there, but only time will tell.
Shooting percentages and overall numbers across the board in only college season leave a lot to be desired. Faced great competition and fared well for the most part, but really faded away down the stretch in only season. Has not yet displayed elite point guard skills. Makes too many mistakes and can be turnover prone. Misses the open guy too often and try to do too much on his own. Can be too athletic and explosive for his own good at times, as he can get lost in the paint or get ahead of his teammates on breaks. Clearly could have used another year or two at Kansas.
NBA Player Comparison: Jerryd Bayless
Draft Projection: Early Second Round