Brandon Rush
Full Name: Brandon Leray Rush
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 210
Birthdate: July 7, 1985
High School: Mount Zion Academy HS
College: Kansas
 

Kansas
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005-06 33 33 170 359 .474 54 71 .761 50 106 .472 195 65 29 23 444 13.5
2006-07 38 38 186 420 .443 79 116 .681 75 174 .431 212 76 15 34 526 13.8
2007-08 38 38 180 414 .435 67 86 .779 80 191 .419 195 81 32 32 507 13.3
Totals 109 109 536 1193 .449 200 273 .733 205 471 .435 602 222 76 89 1477 13.6

An early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft. Originally an early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft as a high school senior before withdrawing his name from consideration and enrolling at Kansas, and again in 2007 following his sophomore season at KU prior to withdrawing his name after sustaining a knee injury.

Career Highlights: A member of the 2008 NCAA Menís Champion Kansas Jayhawks. A two-time Wooden Award All-America candidate (2006-07 and 2007-08). Named to the NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team during Kansasí 2007 postseason run. Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 2005-06.

Junior (2007-08): Helped Kansas to its first menís basketball title since 1988. A Wooden Award All-America Candidate. An All-Big 12 First Team selection. Scored a season-high 28 points on five-of-eight shooting from deep in a win over Texas A&M. Pulled down a season best 10 rebounds against Eastern Washington. Posted 25 points and seven rebounds in the national semifinals in a win over North Carolina.

Sophomore (2006-07): Tallied double-digit scoring efforts in 30 of 38 games, including a 21-point, six-rebound, four-assist effort against Northern Arizona. Connected on a career-best 6-of-7 three-point field goal attempts en route to 19 points against Kentucky. Connected on a career-best nine-of-10 free throws vs. Oklahoma State.

Freshman (2005-06): Became the first Kansas freshman in history to lead the Jayhawks in scoring (13.5 ppg) and rebounding (5.9 rpg), also becoming the conferenceís first freshman to garner All-Big 12 First Team honors. Posted a 24-point, 11-rebound effort against Texas Tech. Connected on an astounding .472 from distance. Posted a career-high four steals vs. Baylor and a career-high four blocks vs. Toledo.

Strengths: A strong, versatile player who has good size as a two-guard and is athletic enough to play the three. An excellent shooter from distance and an efficient rebounder.

Personal: Brother, Kareem, was a two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection at Missouri in 2001 and 2002 prior to playing in the NBA. Brother JaRon played at UCLA.



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