Hometown: Kansa City, MO
NBA Seasons: 9
Brandon Rush, who was selected by the Aliens in the 2019 BIG3 draft, was one of the league’s most versatile and prolific players in 2019, shining on both ends of the floor. His lockdown defense produced many superlatives, as he ranked fourth in the league with an average of 1.1 blocks per game and sixth with 0.9 steals per contest. He also averaged 6.9 rebounds per game, placing him eighth among all BIG3 players.
When he wasn’t shutting down opponents, Rush was providing plenty of scoring punch, with a team-best 13.5 points per game average. His 108 total points ranked him eighth in the league and his 20 3-point field goals made him the BIG3’s most productive player from behind the arc. He also tied teammate Shannon Brown atop the league charts with a perfect 4-point percentage of 1.000.
In his freshman year at Kansas University, Rush led the team in scoring, rebounding, and 3-point percentage and was named the BIG 12 Freshman of the Year and First Team All-BIG 12. As a junior, Rush led the Jayhawks to an NCAA Championship along with 3 Headed Monsters’ Mario Chalmers.
Rush decided to forgo his senior year at KU and entered the 2008 NBA Draft. He played his first three years with the Indiana Pacers, and was then traded to the Golden State Warriors. In 2015, Rush won his first NBA Finals as the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers. He went on to sign a contract with the Timberwolves and Bucks in 2017, and signed his last NBA contract with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2018.
Rush is known as an elite shooter and scorer who can create off-the-dribble and command a lot of attention from opposing defenses.