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Josh Selby, the No. 2 point guard in the Class of 2010, will visit Arizona Jan. 9-10, according to sources.
Selby’s mother, Maeshon Witherspoon, told Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star that the date is not yet confirmed because she must check with his coaches.
“There has been talk about possibly setting a date, but I don’t know where that’s going to go, because they had a lot of time invested in Ray McCallum,” Witherspoon told Pascoe. “Arizona is no different than other schools right now calling to get in on Josh. … Josh is open to everybody.”
Selby decommitted from Tennessee last summer and recently cut his list to Kansas, Kentucky, Syracuse and Indiana.
“It’s style of play, coaching, looking for a family with in the coaching staff, chemistry and can they win?” Witherspoon said. “Josh is a real big family guy.”
Arizona assistant Book Richardson went to watch him play for Baltimore (Md.) Lake Clifton last weekend and now Selby will visit the school next month.
“Josh has everything you look for in an elite talent,” Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com told the Baltimore Sun. “It’s really a combination of three things: athleticism, high skills and competitiveness. He has all those characteristics. There’s no telling how good he can be. He has a chance to be a one-and-done college player, an All-American type who can be a longtime pro that goes on to play in [ NBA] All-Star games.”
Arizona will also get a visit that weekend from Oak Hill (Va.) Academy combo guard Doron Lamb. The Wildcats face Washington State Jan. 8 and Washington Jan. 10
Lamb is considering Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma and UConn. West Virginia has also recently gotten involved and head coach Bob Huggins is due to visit this week.
Witherspoon told Pascoe her son would not mind playing with Lamb.
“Josh is not afraid to play against or with anybody.” Witherspoon said. “They respect each other’s game… Doron would be a complementary. They both can play with the ball and both can play off the ball. When you have two people who respect each other’s games, who knows?”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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