Rush cleared for contact, scrimmages on Friday

from Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Saturday, November 3, 2007

About 350 high school, junior college and small-college coaches attending Bill Self's Kansas Basketball Coaches Clinic, watched with interest Friday as junior Brandon Rush reached a new milestone in his comeback from June 1 ACL surgery.

He scrimmaged with full contact.

He looked good at the 21â2 hour workout, both slashing to the goal and shooting jumpers while also fighting off screens chasing Mario Chalmers on defense.

"Brandon did do some contact stuff today. He's cleared to do contact at this time, but it's limited. He's still some time away from playing (in a game)," Self said. "I thought he looked OK. His timing is off a bit."