Josh Smith wasn't the only athlete who scored some major points this past weekend with the fans at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, New Jersey. Brandon Rush, a 6-foot-7 forward who also will play at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia this season, scored 18 points in the All Star game.
Rush lifted the crowd off its feet a few times with some rim-rocking dunks. He was certainly one of the best athletes and offensive players on the court this past weekend. "I am trying to work on all parts of my game," Rush said. "I want to be more consistent with my perimeter game too."
Rush is a talented player and a great athlete. He is also big enough to create some mismatches at the small forward postion. And Rush has two years to make himself a better player before he plays on the college level.
Before Rush decided to reclassify this season, there were several majors taking a look at him. Schools that were previously involved were Missouri, Oklahoma, UCLA, and Duke. But the list has changed for Rush now. Brandon, who played last season at Westport High School in Kansas City, Missouri, told us the schools that stand out to him most are from the Big Ten and SEC.
"I like Indiana and Arkansas a lot," Rush said. "I like the programs, the way they play, and the coaches in both schools. It's early right now but I would have to say they stand out to me right now. I am not going to make an early decision. I will wait until next year before I do something since I have a couple of years to make a decision."