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Kansas freshman Josh Selby is one step closer to playing for the Jayhawks this season but still has not cleared every hurdle.
The NCAA has cleared Selby academically, but his amateurism status is still under review.
The Jayhawks, who open their season on Nov. 12, will not play Selby until a final decision on his amateur status is rendered.
"Josh's status for competition hasn't changed," Kansas coach Bill Self said in a statement Wednesday. "While he has met NCAA academic requirements to be on aid, practice and compete this year, we continue to work with the NCAA as we review his amateur status. We will not play Josh in games until that process is complete and a decision is rendered.
"We support and respect the process and hope that it is over sooner rather than later," Self said. "But we don't expect a decision on this before the regular season begins. We will not comment further until the process is complete."
The NCAA was looking into Selby's coursework as well as his relationship with Bay Frazier, an associate of Carmelo Anthony.
Selby, rated No. 5 in the Class of 2010, has been practicing with the team while awaiting word from the NCAA.
Dana O'Neil covers college basketball for ESPN.com and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.