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Josh Selby set to make an impact for Kansas

Looking for the next great freshman? We've already seen two great freshmen in Duke's Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes of North Carolina.

Kansas freshman point guard Josh Sebly is next on that list. Selby sat out the Jayhawks' first nine games for violating NCAA rules. He'll make is debut on Saturday in a home game against USC at noon on ESPN.

Selby could easily jump to the top of the freshman list.

Irving's foot is in a cast and could be out for the year, while North Carolina has struggled and out of the top 25. Barnes was a preseason AP All-American despite having never played a college game, but he's been a bit up and down lately.

The NCAA said Selby and his family accepted improper benefits from Robert Frazier, Carmelo Anthony's business manager and imposed a fine and a nine-game suspension.

Selby will bring a little bit of everything to the Jayhawks offense. He's a fantastic playmaker and can get to the rim.

Of course there is always the challenge of fitting Selby in. Kansas is 9-0 and ranked third in the country. Bill Self's crew already has wins over UCLA and Memphis. Adding Selby to a lineup that already includes twin forwards Marus and Markeiff Morris could push Kansas over the top.

Oh, there is also junior point guard Tyshawn Taylor (10.9 ppg, 6.3 ast) and shooting guard Tyrel Reed (10 ppg, 35% 3pt).

Selby was regarded by many last season as one of the nation's top recruits and his potential impact is being compared to that of Kansas greats like Danny Manning.

The rich just get richer.


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