Brandon Rush Returning Home to Kansas

Sean StancillSenior Writer IApril 2, 2008

Brandon Rush decided to withdraw his name for the upcoming NBA Draft in June to better work on his game in College. His second time taking out his name from NBA contention. Only a sophomore, Rush was selected to the Big Ten first team twice, an All American, and was a finalist for the best player in the country a season ago.

This season he finished first on Kansas in points per game with 13.1, second in rebounding with 5.6 RPG, and fourth in assists per game with 2.1 . Rush injured himself in a pickup game last year and had to have surgery. He's rebounded nicely under Kansas Coach Bill Self and the Jayhawks steady offense. 

No. 25 is a big reason why the Jayhawks are among one of the No. 1 seeds in NCAA history to reach the Final Four. Their latest win came against Stephen Curry and underdog Davidson 59-57. 

A complete all around player, one of the best guards and players in the country, Rush is known to be a dynamic rebounder as well as a slasher creating open looks for everyone on the team. 

Brandon talked about his decision saying

"People will think the reason I am returning is because I injured my knee playing in a pickup game," Rush said. "That is not true, but it did re-enforce to me that the time was not right to go to the NBA."

Returning as a junior next season, Brandon Rush will probably be a Pre-Season All American and in the running for Player of the Year talk again.