Josh Selby

Josh Selby (US Presswire / July 23, 2012)

Former Lake Clifton star Josh Selby was named co-MVP of the Las Vegas Summer League, the NBAannounced Sunday.

The second-year Memphis Grizzlies guard averaged 24.2 points on 55.7-percent shooting in five summer-league games. He shot 64.3 percent on 3-pointers, and exploded for a summer league-best 35 points last Tuesday against Washington.

It was a notable stretch for a player who has struggled to find a steady NBA role. Selby, 21, averaged just 2.3 points in 8.5 minutes his rookie season.

Of course, those numbers could increase significantly next year. Reserve guard O.J. Mayosigned with the Dallas Mavericks last Tuesday, making Selby the Grizzlies’ No. 2 shooting guard entering training camp.

He shared MVP honors with Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, who averaged 26.5 points and 5.3 assists through four summer-league games.

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