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Brandon Rush
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Indiana Pacers  – No. 25
Shooting guard
Born July 7, 1985 (1985-07-07) (age 24)
Kansas City, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
League NBA
Salary $1,934,160[1]
High school Mt. Zion Christian Academy
College Kansas
Draft 1st round, 13th overall, 2008
Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 2008–present
Awards All Big 12 First Team, Third Team All-American
Profile Info Page

Brandon Leray Rush (born July 7, 1985) is an American basketball player. On July 15, 2008, Rush signed a contract to play basketball for the Indiana Pacers.[2] He was drafted in 2008 by the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers. Rush played for the University of Kansas in college for three seasons, including the 2007–2008 national championship team. Rush was selected as a Wooden Award All-American in 2007 and again in 2008 while a player for the Kansas Jayhawks.[3] He is brothers with former UCLA guard JaRon Rush and former Missouri and guard Kareem Rush.


College career



After returning to Kansas in May 2007, it was announced that Rush had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee playing in a pickup game of basketball. He had planned on entering the 2007 NBA Draft had he not suffered this injury, but returned to play for Kansas. On June 1, 2007, Rush successfully had surgery on the torn ACL in his right leg.[4] After rehabilitation, Rush returned to play in November and soon after re-entered the starting lineup.

Junior season

After returning to the starting line-up he led Kansas to the 2008 NCAA championship title. In the national semifinal game against North Carolina, Rush was named the Most Valuable Player, when he scored 25 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.[5][6] Rush was rated the number one small forward in all of college basketball by for his overall statistics, being named MVP in the Big 12 Tournament, and averaging 15.8 points per game in the six games of the NCAA national championship tournament.[7] On April 17, 2008, Rush declared himself eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft, skipping his senior year. [8]

Professional career

Rush was selected 13th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2008 NBA Draft. He was then traded to the Indiana Pacers along with Jarrett Jack and Josh McRoberts, for Jerryd Bayless and Ike Diogu.

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2008–09 Indiana 75 19 24.0 .423 .373 .697 3.1 .9 .5 .5 8.1
Career 75 19 24.0 .423 .373 .697 3.1 .9 .5 .4 8.1


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