The Newest Razorback

Mississippi prep guard and Nike All-American Jenirro Bush (6-7, 175) decides to end his hoops recruitment by going ahead and committing to Arkansas over a host of other schools.

The University of Arkansas is keeping its recruiting pipeline to Mississippi up and running.

Jenirro Bush, a 6-7, 175-pound guard from Crawford (Miss.) East Oktibbeha who is considered one of the top four prep players in his home state, has committed to the Razorbacks.

Bush, averaging 30 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists this season for the Titans, made his decision Wednesday night and let the UA staff know on Thursday.

"I've made my decision," Bush told Gene Swindoll of Scout.com. "I'm going to sign with the University of Arkansas. I sat down last night with my mom and we talked about it and and I decided Arkansas was best for me because of their style of play."

Bush, who joins Arkansas signee Nate Rakestraw (6-5, 212) as at least two players that the Razorbacks will add next season, chose Arkansas over Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Virginia.

Bush's East Oktibbeha team was 24-3 this season heading into Thursday's night game with Ackerman.

"I've been coaching him since he was 9 years old in a youth program and have just watched him continue to grow as a basketball player and grow period," Titans assistant Frank Fulton said. "I think this a great decision for him."

Fulton, who spoke as his team was getting ready to play Thursday night, said that Bush is a very versatile athlete.

"Here is a guy that we needed the past couple of years to play down low for us because he was our tallest man," Fulton said. "But he has guard skills in a big man's body. That's why he plays point guard in AAU ball and is so very good in every facet of the game."

Bush took his official visit to Arkansas on Jan. 20 when the Razorbacks blew out LSU 72-52 at Bud Walton Arena.

"I just loved it," Bush said. "I had lots of fun, got to see them win a big game and all the great things they have at Arkansas like the arena, that great big weight room, the academic facilities and the dorms were all nice. I got to go all around campus and was just impressed with everything I saw."

East Oktibbeba head coach Herman Bush, who is the player's cousin, praised him for his development this season after attending the Nike All-American camp last summer and then being named one of the Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen players in Mississippi.

"Jenirro's more of a team-oriented player this year," the elder Bush told the Clarion Ledger. " He wants to give the ball to the other guys and play the point. We don't have a big man yet to play the middle. Once we get him in, I really want to play Jenirro at the '1' or the '2.' "

He certainly has impressed his opponents this season, including East Webster head coach Cliff Little, who watched Bush put up 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists on his team recently.

"(Bush) is a hard guy to stop because he's so long," Little said. "He's probably a little more physical this year. I think he's got everything you need to play at the next level."


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