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Top 10 prospect decommits from Tennessee

Posted on: July 19, 2009 12:20 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2009 12:27 pm
 

Turns out, this really isn't an ideal time for Bruce Pearl to be in Israel.

"I ... just decommitted from Tennessee," Josh Selby, a top 10 national recruit, announced to the world via his Facebook page this weekend. A source close to Selby confirmed to CBSSports.com that the "status update" is legitimate. The source said Selby's mother informed the Tennessee staff of her son's decision early Sunday.

Selby had been committed to UT since last September, but rumors about a possible decommitment began circulating earlier this month at the LeBron James Skills Academy. Asked about the speculation by CBSSports.com on July 7, Selby acknowledged that people were "trying to get him to decommit" but swore "it's not going to happen."

Apparently, that wasn't true.

Selby has now decommitted and changed his cell phone number.

Meantime, Pearl remains in Israel as Team USA's coach in the Maccabiah Games; he isn't scheduled to return to the United States until the middle of this week. CBSSports.com spoke to Pearl by phone late Thursday . When asked about the possibility of rivals using his absence on the recruiting trail against him, Pearl responded, "It happens, and it's just the way it is. It's part of it."
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MJamammy
Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2009 8:20 pm
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Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: July 19, 2009 8:09 pm
 

Top 10 prospect decommits from Tennessee

It's clear this kid has no geographic preference....he's all over the U.S.
I guess he forgot about UCLA or SD St.

anyway, he would make an interesting fit at UK or KU
G



Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2009 8:06 pm
 

Top 10 prospect decommits from Tennessee

mr. parrish.. is there any particular order you are hearing or is it just a list of teams that have a chance with no real order yet? also what does WWW have to do with this because there is speculations that he is involved if he is is that potentially a recruiting infration? or will he just influence him to pick his school?



Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2009 8:02 pm
 

Top 10 prospect decommits from Tennessee


The schools I'm hearing will be involved with Selby are Kentucky, Oregon, Kansas, UConn and Miami.



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2009 4:47 pm
 

Who Was Trying to Get Him to Decommit and Why?

Selby acknowledged that people were "trying to get him to decommit"
Who and why?  Just based on where we stand right now, I would expect that it was either Calipari's or Coach K's people.  He was considering Louisville, Forida, Virginia Tech and Memphis, but I don't see how any of them have the power to outrecruit Pearl even if he is oversees right now.  Calipari loves to make Pearl look bad so it would make sense for him just to do it for fun.  And Coach K needs to replace Elliot Williams. 

Who else makes sense Gary?


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