Sources: KU's Selby facing amateurism questions
Posted on: August 5, 2010 2:07 pm
McDonald's All-American Josh Selby hasn't yet been cleared to play at Kansas because of questions the NCAA has about the legitimacy of his amateur status, multiple sources have told CBSSports.com.
Selby was rated by Rivals.com as the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2010. He's one of three consensus top 15 recruits now known to be at risk of not being certified to compete as a freshman because of academic or amateurism concerns. Also in that group is Selby's cousin, Will Barton, a freshman at Memphis who was ruled ineligible by the NCAA on Wednesday because of issues about his academic background, sources told CBSSports.com. The third player is Enes Kanter, a freshman at Kentucky whose past involvement with a professional team in his native Turkey continues to be scrutinized.
According to sources, the NCAA is looking into, among other things, a relationship between Selby and Robert Frazier, the business manager for NBA star Carmelo Anthony. More commonly known in basketball circles as "Bay," Frazier is, like Selby and Anthony, a Baltimore native. He acknowledged to the <em>New York Times</em> in April that he served as an "advisor" to Selby and his mother, Maeshon Witherspoon, throughout the recruiting process. Sources said the NCAA has spent months investigating the details of that relationship in an attempt to determine whether Selby's amateur status has been compromised.
Kansas coach Bill Self did not return a message from CBSSports.com seeking comment.
KU officials declined comment.
They cited school policy.