Brandon Rush (2nd from right), along with (from left) Mario Chalmers, Russell Robinson and Darrel Arthur talk with KU Head Coach Bill Self during a game against Nebraska during the Big 12 Championship at Sprint Center on March 14, 2008 in …
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He was the Kansas Jayhawks’ leading scorer on the 2008 national championship team and a first-round draft pick later that year.
He’s in his fourth season in the NBA, where he’s racked up 279 games played with 104 starts, but according to the Wall Street Journal , Brandon Rush is nothing more than mediocre.
So mediocre in fact, the newspaper named Rush, a Kansas City native, the NBA’s MOST mediocre player .
Not all NBA players were eligible for the “award."
Among other restrictions, the Journal eliminated all past All-Stars, NBA champions, top 10 draft picks (Rush was No. 13 in 2008) and anyone who has ever scored 30 points in a single game (Rush dropped 29 on consecutive days in 2009, but has never hit the 30-point plateau).
For more on Rush’s dubious distinction, the restrictions on eligibility for the "award," and to see what other former college standout he beat out to take the “top” honor, read the Wall Street Journal article at http://on.wsj.com/Ivt9Yj
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