Report: Indiana out of the running for Josh Selby

  • 02/15/2010 1:39 pm in

It appears Indiana fans will have to wait until at least the 2011-2012 season to watch the first five-star recruit of the Tom Crean era play in Bloomington.

Josh Selby, the 2010 combo guard from Baltimore who is rated the No. 10 player in the country by, is no longer listing the Hoosiers as a possible destination.

Evan Daniels, a national recruiting analyst for, broke the news earlier this afternoon:

“Right now we’re really considering all of the schools on a equal playing field,” Maeshon Witherspoon, Selby’s mother, told Daniels. “It’s the two that we visited and the other two that we plan to visit. I don’t think that it’s in our schedule to get back to Indiana again. I don’t think we are going to visit Syracuse.”

With Indiana and Syracuse not getting visits, Selby’s list is down to four – Arizona, Kansas, Connecticut and Kentucky.

Indiana was long believed to be a long shot to land Selby, having jumped into the race shortly after Kyrie Irving eliminated the Hoosiers from his list.

Indiana has two signees for its 2010 class — Sagemont (FL) wing Will Sheehey and DeMatha (MD) wing Victor Oladipo — and has, on paper, one scholarship remaining for next season.

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  • Kreigh_Smiths_Short_Shorts

    Sad to see it in black and white, but not unexpected.

  • Kelin Blab

    Ok….I will be the first to say and probaly the only one to say….I am happy to hear this. Every second we spend on a 5 star kid that is more than likely not coming to IU in the 2010 class is a second we spend not landing someone else……I think we missed out on D. Davis from South and maybe some other kids, but I understand Crean has to still go after them but at least Selby lets us know now and not late in the game. I wish the kid well…..

  • marcusgresham

    I agree with Kelin in a way, but I would hope they take this remaining scholarship to maybe get a juco big guy who could contribute for the next two years (it's kind of pointless to take a juco guy as a project, as you only have 2 years to get anything accomplished as we've seen with Tijan.) Surely there's somebody still available who isn't a knucklehead who is over 6'8″ with some meat on his bones.)

  • Dirk

    I agree with Kelin. Also, does IU have a legitimate shot at a 5-star recruit in the next four years?

  • IUDan

    Not unexpected. I hope Crean & Co can now double efforts on Zeller, Teague and/or Davis . . . I think we could have a real shot at one or two of those guys for '11

  • Diesel

    Dirk, I think we'll definitely sign a 5 star recruit within the next 4 years. We've seen Crean heavily pursue 2 for the 2010 class, so we know he is going to go after them. As the 09 class continues to develop, I can say I'll be disappointed if we aren't competing for a B10 championship in 2 years, and so once the ship gets righted, I think you'll start to see it.