Talk of the NBA swirls around Brandon Rush, the No. 4 ranked player in the Rivals150, and for good reason. The top athlete on the circuit, at 6-foot-6, 202-pounds, the Kansas City, Mo., native who attends Mt. Zion (N.C.) has a tremendous upside. Nevertheless, Rush, is still thinking about college.
“I do not have any visits scheduled yet,” said Rush. “I like Louisville, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas right now. Indiana came in last week. I am open to other schools, and most everyone is recruiting me, but then a lot of schools have backed off because they think I am going to the NBA.”
Although Rush is serious about his college recruitment, he did admit that the NBA speculation is not without merit.
“I am still thinking college, but if I am a legitimate first round pick, I’m gone,” he said.
Blessed with a tremendous upside, Rush is gradually developing the mentality and skill of an elite prospect. A tremendous north and south athlete who can run and jump with the best of the country, he is also a strong one-on-one player who can get to the basket and finish difficult shots. A good offensive rebounder when he puts in the effort, his passing and defense need work and he needs to get stronger.
He averaged 20 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals per game as a junior.