Kansas' Josh Selby, TU's Justin Hurtt have pre-draft workouts with Thunder

BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Published: June 1, 2011

"The biggest thing I need to show is I deserve to be here like everyone else," Selby told nba.com last week. "People were questioning me because of what happened at Kansas. I need to show what happened at Kansas wasn't the real me. I was going through things, of course the (foot) injury and suspension (the first nine games). I'm just trying to showcase my game.

"At Kansas I was about 75, 80 percent. Now I'm 110 percent. It's a big difference. I didn't know I'd be suspended nine games. My first game was a great game (21 points against USC). After that, I didn't know I'd have an injury. It pushed me back farther than I wanted to be. I'm just glad to be back."

Selby averaged 7.9 points, 2.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds last season. His vertical leap was measured at 42 inches during the NBA combine, which tied Georgia Tech guard Iman Shumpert for the best at camp.

"I can score," Selby said. "I will compete. I will play hard. No matter if I am shooting bad or shooting good, I will compete the same. I am never going to lower my level of competitiveness.

"I don't know what they (NBA scouts) are thinking. They ask me what I think my position is. I tell them right now I'm a combo guard and I just go from there."

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