Despite losing Sherron Collins, Cole Aldrich and Xavier Henry from last year’s 33-3 squad, Kansas isn’t expected to miss a beat this season – if Josh Selby’s eligible.
The Baltimore product – Rivals.com rates the point guard as 2010’s No. 1 overall recruit – is still awaiting NCAA clearance to play this season. His relationship with Robert Frazier, the business manager of NBA player Carmelo Anthony and his academic record (he attended three high schools) are in question.
Perhaps there’s a promising sign for Kansas, though. According to Gary Bedore of the Lawrence Journal-World, Selby will attend class Tuesday. He’ll be in class for 13 days into the semester while the NCAA continues its investigation.
Does that mean we’ll have an answer by Sept. 24? Don’t bet on it. It took the NCAA until Oct. 30 last year to clear John Wall.
KU will be eager to hear the ruling, too. The Jayhawks will be good without Selby (Marcus Morris, Tyshawn Taylor and Markieff Morris will ensure that), but are Final Four good with him.