Selby definitely had the talent for the NBA as shown by his domination in the Summer League and he also played relatively well in the short time he played in the NBA; what he did not have is the temperament for the League. Some players have it and some just don’t.
I played Basketball with Number 31, Bruce Sloan. He was a Senior at my high school and I was a Junior. I sat on the bench when he was scoring 40 points. Bruce who played the post in high school, later became the shooting guard in the starting lineup at KU. I watched with awe, seeing Jo Jo for the first time. There was no three point line or shot clock. He could guard anyone and no one could guard him. He wasn’t a behind the back-between the legs ball handler but simply the perfect point guard.
I was able to meet him when I was in my 40’s and talk basketball with him. He was very proud to be a Jayhawk and a Celtic.
I’ve sat right behind the WVU bench before. Huggy had the foulest language I had ever heard coming out of a coach’s mouth.
I have heard that he has toned it down. I don’t know, but I think the league has had informal conversations with Huggy to “cool it.”
It is smeared all over the net, how much Huggy’s players love him. He’s hard on his guys, but the guy has a heart the size of West Virginia. He’d take a bullet for any of his players… all the way down the bench. I deeply respect Huggy. NO ONE else could have turned WVU into a powerhouse basketball program!
Example of pundit(s) - in this case, Gary Parrish, having to take back the “Looks like the streak will end for KU” or similar projection:
Oh ye of little faith. - I agree - the season is far from over, BUT at least right now 1/3 the way through Conference - -" SURPRISE " - here we are, now let me hear all the doubters lol. – ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY