2003 Spotlight: Michael Bush

Louisville (KY) Male High's Michael Bush, Jr., a 6-3 junior shooting guard, is doing it all this year while leading his team to a 20-7 record, with only one loss in conference play. Bush said that the home court advantage is the main reason for his team's success, saying, "Most of the games we've lost have been on the road."

Schools Checking Out Promising Junior

One other big reason for the success of Male High has been the play of junior Michael Bush, who currently averages 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists a game. Bush is a do-it-all player, and is a triple double threat every time he steps out on the court. He's already had Kentucky, Louisville, and Chattanooga in the crowd for games, and can expect a lot more attention in the coming year.

Although he said that he likes all the schools that have come to see him so far, Bush is still hoping for visits from Ohio State and Tennessee.

When talking about this season, Bush points to his improved rebounding as one of the main reasons he feels that he has been successful this year. One thing that Bush has always been able to do is pass the basketball, which he calls "the biggest strength of my game," although he also adds that his shooting is another important asset. Bush has no plans to take any visits until next year, and he says that where he might end up at college is "wide open."

He plans to take the ACT to soon so that he can qualify, and he will surely showcase his talents this summer at a variety of camps. Male High starts districts soon, and Bush's game will be on display for anyone lucky enough to be in the crowd or unlucky enough to be on the opposing team.

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