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25 - Brandon Rush

Kansas 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Overall

92

NBA Comparison: Reggie Lewis

James Burbridge - 7/24/2007

Strengths: Good size for a SG in the league at 66 210 lbs; also equipped with very long arms, measuring in with a 611 wingspanBlessed with exceptional athleticism, runs the floor well and gets above the rim with ease; at his best in the open courtFor the second year in a row Rush has led the Jayhawks in scoring at 13.8 ppgRush also collected 5.6 rpg, good for second on a very good rebounding Kansas teamPlays under control on offense, rarely ever forces the issue when the ball is in his hands, which has served the young Jayhawk team well as a steadying influence, evidenced by his 45% shooting markGets good arc under his shot, shows a nice, fluid releaseExcellent long-range shooter, shooting 43% from three his sophomore year, proving that his excellent shooting numbers from his freshmen campaign were no flukeExcellent man defender, aided by his long arms and developed bodyDefended the opposition's best player night in and night out; guarding Kevin Durant as well as anybody in their matchupsAn excellent teammate who plays a solid all around game...

Weaknesses: At 22 years old, slightly old for a junior, urging the question about his potential and ceilingAdmitted his freshmen year that he received little to no formal coaching before collegeHandling the basketball and driving the lane need to become off season priorities for Rush if he is to erase doubts about his effectiveness in the NBALeft handed dribbling is suspectFor a player with his athletic talents, how rarely he gets to the basket is both surprising and alarming; brings about visions of former Jayhawk J.R. Giddens, and other players athletically gifted who seemed content to hoist up threes all game longSome people question his competitiveness, claiming that he appears to coast in games that he should be dominating

Outlook: The return of Rush to the Jayhawks for the 07-08 season has Kansas fans across the nation thinking championship again. Paired up with Russell Robinson and Mario Chalmers, these three form arguably the best defensive backcourt in college basketball. Rush suffered a torn ACL in his right knee is May of 07 while preparing for the draft. He has undergone the necessary surgery, but only time will tell if he is able to make a full recovery or if the injury is something that plagues the rest of his career If Rush can come back and lead the Jayhawks deep into the tournament while showing improvements in his dribbling and penetration, his only true weaknesses, then he should be a lock for the first round in next years draft.

YouTube Clip - 12/20/2007

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