NBA Draft: Brandon Rush
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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