NBA Draft Profile: Brandon Rush

    
March 25th, 2007

NBA Draft: Brandon Rush

 

College: Kansas

Class: Sophomore

Stats: ESPN.com 

 

Position: SG

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 210lbs

 

Accolades:  Big 12 Freshman of the Year (06), All-Big 12 First Team (06), Big 12 All-Rookie Team (06), Two-time All-State – high school.

 

Scouting Report: An unselfish guard with good genes (brother is NBA pro Kareem). 

 

Strengths: Very good scorer both years in college.  Good rebounder for his size.  Very long arms – 6’11” wingspan.  Very good size for a shooting guard, especially when taking into account his wingspan.  Very accurate three-point shooter.  Good defender.

 

Weaknesses: Unselfish to a fault – needs to be more aggressive in looking to score.  Can be inconsistent – disappears some games.  Will be 22-years-old this summer – two years older than most sophomores.

 

Projected 2007 Draft Range: First round pick (2007 or 2008).

 

Consensus:  While Rush’s unselfishness is refreshing, his unwillingness to dominate at times should be a bit worrisome for prospective NBA teams.  With his package of skills and size he should be an above average NBA pro – how good he will be is up to him though.

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