15 Best Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players In History

15. Brandon Rush

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Brandon Rush emerged as a standout performer for the Kansas Jayhawks, earning accolades as a two-time All-Big 12 selection. His pivotal role was instrumental in securing the 2008 national championship for KU. Throughout his illustrious three-year tenure with the team, Rush showcased his skill by averaging an impressive 13.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

His standout performances caught the attention of NBA scouts, leading to his selection in the first round of the 2008 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. However, shortly after being drafted, he was traded to the Indiana Pacers on draft day.