Originally Posted by hatvol96
DeMata runs the possibly the best and classiest program in all of high school basketball. No one player is allowed to think or act as if they are more important than the team. They threw Selby out on his ass. Connect the dots.
FYI, Selby was not "thrown out on his ass". He transferred for academic reasons. One, Dematha is an extremely tough school academically. Two, I'll just show a quote from a Scout article on June 3rd:
“I switched from DeMatha because of the traveling issue,” said Selby of his junior year transfer. “What I learned there was to be mentally tough. Catching a train at six o’clock in the morning, not getting home until one sometimes and then being back up at five taught me to be tough.”
THIS was the reason Selby was supsended from the team for a while. It wasn't his "attitude", but because he missed the 6 o'clock train and had no way to get to school. The train was his only way to school because he lived far away from Dematha and had no one to take him. He was supsended for "skipping" school.
Imagine what a pain it would be to have to get up at 5 in the morning, go to school, go to bball practice, and then not get home until after midnight, only to have to get up at 5 o'clock and do it all over again. How many of us would over-sleep ocassionally and miss the train?
Selby also had this to say about the perception people have about him:
“A lot of people don’t know, their opinions don’t really matter to me,” finishes Selby. “As long as the people that really know me know who I am, that’s all that matters. I know that people label me as a problem child but that’s not who I am. So the people who say that’s who I am need to get to know me. They don’t understand me at all.”
I personally think that Selby has a swagger that we need. His fearlessness translates well to his game. He admits that sometimes his emotions get him in trouble, but I see that as something that, as he matures, can be harnassed to make him an emotional leader for us.
Even though the quotes are from a competing site, please leave them, because I think some people really need to see them.