Kansas Freshman Josh Selby Out 4-6 Weeks with Broken Hand

June 8, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Tuesday that incoming freshman guard Josh Selby will be out four to six weeks with a broken left hand.

“Unfortunately, Josh broke his left-hand pinky after he got to KU last night while playing pick up,” Self said. “Even though the cast will be on for four to six weeks, he will be able to do his skill work with limited shooting. We’re disappointed, but this is a very small setback in the big scheme of things.”

Selby, who is right-handed, met with KU beat writers late Tuesday afternoon, showing up in a soft cast on his left hand. Selby told the media that he first hurt his hand a couple of weeks ago playing pick up.

Ranked No. 1 overall player by Rivals.com, Selby, a 2010 McDonald’s All-American from Baltimore, Md., announced Kansas as his college of choice at the Jordan Brand Classic all-star game at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 17.

Selby played his senior year of high school basketball at Baltimore’s Lake Clifton High School. Last season, Selby averaged 32 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals for the Lakers. Prior to Lake Clifton he played two seasons of high school basketball at DaMatha High School.