Rush Tells Kansas He'll turn Pro

Reports indicate that Brandon Rush will declare himself eligible for the NBA draft, but will not hire an agent so that he can return to KU if he does not expect to be drafted in the first round.

Having just completed his sophomore season at Kansas, the official word on his decision is expected to come in the form of a news release from the University, not a formal news conference as was the case with Julian Wright, who elected to turn pro a few weeks ago.

Reports also indicate that Rush is flying to Dallas today which is why he not have a news conference.

Rush led KU in scoring the last two seasons. There is a predraft camp for pro hopefuls on the late May in Orlando, Florida. If he doesn't hire an agent before then, Rush would be able to withdraw his name from the draft and return to KU. Rush apparently informed the Kansas basketball staff of his decision on Wednesday, but elected to wait for a public disclosure in case he had a change of heart. .

Most NBA analysts predict that Rush will be selected from No. 15 to No. 35 in this year’s draft. The top 30 picks are guaranteed two-year contracts. But any player selected after that is promised nothing.

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