KU guard Josh Selby to serve 9-game suspension before being reinstated

LAWRENCE, Kansas - University of Kansas freshman guard Josh Selby must sit out nine games and repay nearly $5,000 before he can play for the team.

The NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff ruled Friday that Selby must miss nine regular-season games for accepting impermissible benefits prior to his signing an athletics aid agreement at Kansas. The benefits include clothes, transportation, meals and lodging for Selby and his family. The university and the NCAA have determined that the value of these benefits is $4,607.58.

KU officials say he received those benefits from a longtime family friend.

“Even though I’m disappointed I have to miss nine games, I’m happy that I know when I can be on the court with my teammates,” Selby said in a news release. “I’m looking forward to helping my team win another conference championship.”

“I’m proud of Josh and his family for the patience they have shown since Josh’s arrival on campus,” KU Head Basketball Coach Bill Self said in a news release. “Even though there was no ill intent by Josh and his family, we and they understand there are consequences if rules are violated. We’re excited to have Josh practicing again and look forward to being a complete team in December.”

He will make his debut for the basketball team on Saturday, Dec. 18, vs. Southern California in Allen Fieldhouse.

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