M College BB
Weekly lineup
 Wednesday, December 15
Missouri declares Kareem Rush ineligible
Associated Press

 COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Freshman forward Kareem Rush was declared ineligible by Missouri on Tuesday, four days after his brother JaRon was suspended at UCLA, also over a possible NCAA violation.

Missouri athletics department officials said Tuesday they have begun an investigation into a possible NCAA violation involving Kareem Rush prior to his enrollment this fall.

The officials said they will not elaborate on what the violation might be.

"We're in the process of collecting information regarding Kareem's situation," athletics director Michael Alden said. "We feel holding him out of games at this time is the proper course of action."

It's unknown how long the investigation might take, Alden said.

Rush is averaging 10.9 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Tigers, whose next game is at home against Iowa on Saturday.

JaRon Rush, a sophomore forward, was suspended by UCLA while the school conducts an investigation into a possible NCAA violation.

Rush, who started 22 games and led the Bruins in rebounding as a freshman, came off the bench in three games so far this season, averaging 11.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists while playing 18.7 minutes. He was not in uniform for last Saturday's home loss to Gonzaga.

The brothers are from Kansas City, Mo.


Rush brothers not paid in college, says former AAU coach

UCLA suspends Rush, investigates possible violation