Kansas’ Self says Selby’s ready for a starting role


Josh Selby’s scored 39 points, made 8 of 12 attempts from beyond the arc and made significant improvements on defense.

Enough with coming off Kansas’ bench. Time to see what he can do as a starter.

“He deserves to be out there,” Jayhawks coach Bill Self told Tully Corcoran of the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Self previously said Selby would have to play his way into a starting role, which means either Tyrel Reed or Brady Morningstar will head to the bench. (I’d lean toward Reed as a starter.) Tyshawn Taylor will remain the primary ball-handler for now, though Selby’s likely to take over those duties at some point.

It’s a good time to make the switch, too. Kansas plays host to Miami (Ohio) on Sunday, then has UMKC before travelling to Ann Arbor for a Jan. 5 matchup against Michigan. The more time Selby gets with the starting five before Big 12 play begins on Jan. 12, the more seamless the transition will be.

Not that No. 3 Kansas has too many issues …

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