The college basketball career for Central High School 2011 graduate, 6-foot-4, 205-pound wing Robert Selmon has been on hold for two seasons now. Still looking to make his college basketball debut, Selmon remains inactive on any college basketball roster.
Selmon qualified academically late from Central HS - during the summer of 2011 and after the completion of his senior season. As a result, Selmon elected to attend local juco power Arizona Western Junior College, but decided to leave the basketball program before the start to the season.
This season, after electing not to play his freshman season at Arizona Western JC, Selmon looked to play for Central Arizona Junior College. But after Selmon suffered an injury to his arm (nerve damage) before the season, Selmon will now sit out this season as well.
I caught up with Selmon's former club coach Gary Rosser last week, and he advised me that Selmon plans to get healthy soon, and then re-evaluate his plans for the future this year - looking to land a college situation for himself next season. An academic qualifier out of high school with more than 30+ credit hours under his belt, Selmon is looking for the best situation for himself.
After his performance in high school where he was rated among the top overall prospects in Arizona's 2011 class, Selmon was hearing from such college programs as Loyola Marymount, Cal-State Bakersfield, Cal-State Northridge, Nevada, Fresno State and Hawaii-Pacific.
Selmon had a terrific senior season at Central HS - leading Central to a 15-12 overall record on the season, but while putting up some of the best individual statistics in the state of Arizona. Selmon was a flat-out stat sheet stuffer, averaging 26.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals per/outing for the Bobcats.
Selmon's best performance during his senior season came in a 94-87 overtime win over Marcos De Niza High School. After acquiring four personal fouls in the game's first period, Selmon put his team on his back - finishing the game with a game-high 48 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Selmon knocked down countless shots and free throws (16 for 18) in the game to carry his team to victory.
We will continue to follow Selmon's situation closely this year, and bring you any updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Selmon is a very talented and skilled wing prospect that is capable of playing several positions on the floor. His ability to shoot the basketball with unlimited range and prowess is his best offensive skillset, as he is able to get his shot off with a quick release and over defenders. He also has a very good mid-range game, which allows to him make plays in the post or from the wing position, where he has a very crafty one-dribble pull-up jump shot or can make his way to the basket where he is an excellent finisher. A left hander, Selmon is difficult to defend for most opposition and has a high basketball IQ. He is an active rebounder and one of the better rebounding guards for his size. He is also a very good passer with good court vision, and likes to create scoring opportunities for his teammates - an unselfish prospect. Selmon is an adequate defender with solid lateral quickness, and is capable of defending small forwards or shooting guards. More focus on the defensive end will allow for him to reach his maximum potential as a player. A very good prospect with good overall potential for the future once he decides to commit himself.