First Julian Wright. Now Brandon Rush. Kansas University's sophomore class is dwindling at a rapid rate. "This doesn't surprise me," KU coach Bill Self said Friday in discussing Rush's decision to copy Wright and enter his name in the 2007 NBA Draft. "Julian is a potential lottery pick. With Brandon, we were hopeful to get one year, two would be a bonus. The only reason we thought we might get three is this is the strongest draft in recent memory."
Current Jayhawk Brandon Rush has until midnight on Sunday to decide whether or not to enter his name into the pool for this year's NBA draft.
Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self met with sophomore guard Brandon Rush for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self plans on meeting with Brandon Rush this afternoon to discuss the player's future.
Bill Self and Brandon Rush chatted briefly Thursday, Kansas University's basketball coach catching up with his sophomore guard prior to this weekend's recruiting trip to Houston and the star-studded Kingwood AAU Classic.
The 6-6 sophomore out of Kansas City averaged nearly 14 points per game this season and was named to the Wooden All-American Team.
He pondered jumping to the NBA and decided to return to school. He is the go-to scorer and shut-down defender on a balanced, deep team. He made his college decision based largely on a desire to remain close to family.
Kansas University will meet Kentucky in a second-round clash at 4 p.m. Sunday at the United Center. The Wildcats beat Villanova, 67-58, in Friday's late game.
After winning the Big 12 regular season team title yesterday at Allen Fieldhouse, some individual Jayhawks were honored today as the League announced the coaches picks for the All-Big 12 team.
Kansas University sophomores Brandon Rush and Julian Wright, who were named the Big 12 Conference's Preseason Co-Players of the Year, Sunday were honored as first team All-Big 12 performers. Texas freshman Kevin Durant, who scored 32 points in a 90-86 loss at KU Saturday, was named the league's Player of the Year.
Now is not the time of year for Brandon Rush to get tentative. He knows it. His coach knows it. His teammates know it.
Brandon Rush realizes he'll be the least popular player in Mizzou Arena today. "Their fans hate me because I didn't go there when I was coming out of (prep) school," said Rush, Kansas University's sophomore guard from Kansas City, Mo., and the brother of former Missouri standout Kareem Rush.
Right from the beginning of this, his sophomore season, Brandon Rush's jump shot looked different. It looked better than a year ago. It looked as if he had stepped out of one of those textbooks on basketball fundamentals. Great elevation. Released at the top of his jump. Beautiful follow-through. Balanced body. Everything was perfect, except that it wasn't going in all that often.
The Colorado University basketball team arrived in town Friday night with lame-duck coach Ricardo Patton and slumping star Richard Roby, and the former hasn't been talking so nicely about the latter.
During a postgame media session, Kansas University sophomore Brandon Rush displayed exactly what he did to stop Missouri sophomore Matt Lawrence from hitting a three that would have tied Monday's contest in the final seconds.