Selby committed to UT in September 2008, then decommitted in July 2009. He eventually enrolled at Kansas. CBSSports.com reported last month that the NCAA hasn't yet cleared Selby for freshman eligibility because of questions about his amateur status. A source on Friday told CBSSports.com that Selby's case remains unresolved.
NCAA assistant director of enforcement Kristen Matha visited Knoxville and questioned the basketball staff "months ago," a source told CBSSports.com. A separate source described the interviews as preliminary but did not discount the severity that could come from them given that excessive contact is what cost Kelvin Sampson the Indiana job, and it was a big part of the NCAA's investigation at Connecticut that led to the resignations of two assistants.
"We have not received a letter of inquiry from the NCAA," UT spokesman Jimmy Stanton told the Associated Press. "Upon receipt of such a letter, we would release it publicly."
The NCAA has also interviewed current and former UT football coaches and recruits as part of a separate investigation into possible allegations under former coach Lane Kiffin. The university has not received a formal letter of inquiry from the NCAA about that investigation either, though athletic director Mike Hamilton has said he expects one.