Trail Blazers draft Kansas’ Rush with 13th overall pick in 2008 NBA Draft

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Portland Trail Blazers drafted small forward Brandon Rush with the 13th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. He previously played for the Kansas Jayhawks.
He joins a team that went 41-41 under head coach Nate McMillan. Portland averaged 95.4 points per game.
The Trail Blazers had two small forwards during the 2007-08 season. Those were James Jones and Martell Webster.
Webster was the team’s fourth-leading scorer. He averaged 10.7 points per game.
Brandon Roy was the team’s leading scorer with 19.1 points per game.
Rush played three seasons with the Jayhawks. He had 109 appearances, including 101 starts.
He averaged 13.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game in 29.7 minutes per game.
In his final season during the 2007-08 season, he had 38 appearances, including 30 starts. He averaged 13.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.8 blocks per contest.
It was the team’s highest draft pick since the No. 1 overall selection in the 2007 NBA Draft. With that selection, the team drafted Greg Oden.

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