Rush Named to Wooden All-American Team

LAWRENCE, Kan. - University of Kansas sophomore Brandon Rush was named a John R. Wooden All-American, the first Kansas Jayhawk to receive the honor since Wayne Simien was named to the squad in 2005. The Kansas City, Mo., native averaged 13.8 ppg and 5.7 rpg during the regular season, guiding Kansas to its 50th conference title in the 100 years of the program.

A starter in all of KU's 38 contests this season, Rush posted some impressive numbers during Kansas' recent run through the NCAA tournament. In the Jayhawks' four games, Rush shot 62 percent from the field (23-of-37) and 82 percent from three-point range (9-of-11) while averaging 14.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 3.3 apg. In the second round match up against Kentucky, Rush hit a career-high six three-pointers and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field in KU's win over Southern Illinois in the Sweet 16. For his efforts, Rush was named to the NCAA Tournament West Regional All-Tournament Team.

An All-Big 12 First team member and Preseason Co-Big 12 Player of the Year with teammate Julian Wright, Rush led KU with 14.1 ppg and 6.0 rpg in Big 12 conference games, helping to guide KU to a 14-2 record. In the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship , Rush averaged 14.3 ppg and 6.0 rpg as Kansas rolled to its second-straight Big 12 Postseason Championship. For that effort, Rush was named to the All-Tournament Team.

In addition to those accolades, Rush was named an AP All-American Honorable Mention, a NABC District 12 First Team member and a finalist for the Naismith award. For a full recap of the numerous awards several Jayhawks received throughout the season, please check the list below.

Team
-Voted Preseason Big 12 No. 1
-Preseason No. 1 by Sports Illustrated
-Las Vegas Invitational champions
-Big 12 Conference Regular-Season Champions
-Big 12 Tournament Champions
-NCAA Tournament Elite Eight

Darrell Arthur
-All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Big 12)
-Big 12 All-Rookie Team (Big 12)

Mario Chalmers
-Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
-Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament team
-Co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
-All-Big 12 Third Team (Big 12)
-All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (AP)
-Big 12 All-Defensive Team (Big 12)
-Big 12 All-Defense Team (media)

Sherron Collins
-All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Big 12/AP)
-Big 12 All-Rookie Team (Big 12)
-Big 12 All-Freshman Team (media)

Sasha Kaun
-Academic All-Big 12 First Team

Russell Robinson
-Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament team
-Bob Cousy Award Finalist
-Big 12 All-Defensive Team (Big 12)
-Big 12 All-Defense Team (media)

Brandon Rush
-Preseason Associated Press All-American team
-Preseason All-Big 12 Co-Player of the Year
-Preseason All-Big 12
-Preseason candidate for John R. Wooden Award
-Preseason top 50 for Naismith Award
-Midseason Wooden Award All-American Team
-Nasmith Award Finalist
-NABC District 12 First Team
-All-Big 12 First Team (Big 12)
-All-Big 12 Second Team (AP)
-USBWA District VI
-Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team
-NCAA Tournament West Regional All-Tournament Team
-Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America
-Wooden Award All-American

Julian Wright
-Preseason All-Big 12 Co-Player of the Year
-Preseason All-Big 12
-Preseason candidate for John R. Wooden Award
-Preseason top 50 for Naismith Award
-Las Vegas Invitational Most Valuable Player
-Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (Nov. 27)
-ESPN.com National Player of the Week (Nov. 27)
-NABC District 12 First Team
-All-Big 12 First Team (Big 12/AP)
-Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (March 5)
-USBWA District VI
-NABC All-American Third Team
-Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team
-NCAA Tournament West Regional All-Tournament Team
-Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America

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