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Josh Selby Declares For 2011 NBA Draft

The KU basketball team lost another player. Josh Selby announced on his Twitter page Thursday that he was not returning to the Kansas Jayhawks and will enter his name into the 2011 NBA draft. 

I want to thank all the ku fans who supported me through everything and all the fans who doubting me. I will miss the the fieldhouse. But it's a new journey in my life now. I will not return to Kansas next year. Making my dream a reality. NBA baby. 

The news doesn't come as much of a surprise. Selby has been working out in Las Vegas the past couple of weeks and missed at least one KU basketball event prompting speculation from many that he would be declaring for the NBA draft.

Selby came into KU as the top recruit in the country and missed his first nine games after an NCAA violation. Upon arriving at Kansas, he was an immediate star scoring 20 points in his first game. Unfortunately, that's about as high as he would get. From there, Selby battled an injury and became a role player for Kansas. He didn't get a lot of minutes and wasn't an integral part of the team.

Kansas lost the Morris twins to the NBA last week while Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson committed to stay.

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