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Kareem Rush

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Notes: One of the nation's premier scorers who was named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press. Led Missouri and ranked second in the Big 12 with a 19.8 per-game scoring average. Scored the third-most points in MU single-season history (712), and his career scoring average of 18.9 ranks fourth all-time in school history.

Rush ranks ninth on Missouri's scoring list with 1,584 points after scoring in double figures in 79 of 84 career games, and ranks first in career 3-pt. accuracy (42.2 percent) and second in career 3FGs made (226). Named to the NCAA Tournament All-West Region Team after averaging 17.3 pts. and 6.5 rebounds in leading the Tigers to the Elite Eight.

Positives: Rush is a GM's dream at shooting guard. A lefty with a lethal jump shot, the ability to create off the dribble and a scorer's mentality. Very quick, with great leaping ability. Every scout used the word "smooth" to describe his game. Attacks on defense. Good rebounder. Picked up his game toward the end of the season.

Negatives: Rush did tend to sruggled when teams began to focus their defenses around him this year. Not quite athletic enough to dominate like Kobe or Paul Pierce. Tends to disappear for long stretches. Though he's improved, he still struggles with his shot selection.

Summary: Last season, Rush was considered a sure-fire lottery pick. Instead he returned for his junior season and was hot and cold for Missouri this year. Strong workouts can help him work his way back into the lottery. Otherwise he's looking at the mid-first round.

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