No NBA for this star, Rush gives list

Brandon Rush a 5 star recruit by read here for the latest update with this star player and how the Illini fall in the mix of things.

While Monta Ellis made news at the Roundball Classic in Chicago for his apparent decision to skip college, another player long-rumored to be NBA bound said Sunday that he has decided to take another route.

Supremely athletic Mount Zion (Durham, N.C.) small forward Brandon Rush, the brother of Charlotte Bobcats guard Kareem Rush, said Sunday he has decided to go to college.

"I can see I'm physically not ready for the NBA," said Rush, who is rated the nation's No. 6 recruit in the Class of 2005 by "My body isn't big enough yet."

Rush, who averaged 21 points, six rebounds, four blocks and five assists per game this year, says he'll chose between Oklahoma, Illinois, Texas and Arkansas. He has an official visit scheduled for Oklahoma later this month

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