“It was an unofficial visit and my first time there,” Bush said. “They gave me a tour of campus and I got to eat lunch and scrimmage with the team. I had a good conversation with the coaches and I liked the practice facility. It felt like home to me.”
Last season Bush earned Class 4A all-state honorable mention recognition and made the All-District 10-4A team after averaging 12.8 points per game as Karr went 25-10 and reached the state quarterfinals. As a sophomore Bush averaged 11.7 points and was all-district.
“I can play the 2, 3 and the 4,” Bush said. “When I play the 3, I slash and cut to the goal a lot. I can shoot, but I never really shoot outside because I like going to the goal. I like to play tough and physical defense and bring a lot of energy and intensity to the team. I’ll go all out and take a charge and do whatever my team needs me to do.”
This summer Bush played for Elfrid Payton Elite of the Nike EYBL and the adidas-sponsored New Orleans Elite. He also trained with his uncle Tim Bush, a former Baylor/LSU forward who is now a prep hoops coach in Houston.
The NCAA’s early signing period is Nov. 11-18, but Bush has yet to schedule any official visits — he’s been without a working cell phone for much of the fall — so look for him to be a spring signee. The spring signing period is April 13 to May 18.
“I’m not really ready to make a decision yet,” Bush said. “I’m looking for a school with that home feeling and a coach that’s going to let me play. It doesn’t really matter if it’s away from home. I like to play up and down, but I can play in the half court. As long as it’s not robotic.”
After a one-year break, Bush returned to the gridiron this fall as a receiver for Karr’s football team.
“It’s been fun to play football again,” Bush said. “It’s teaching me a lot of stuff. I’m really enjoying it.”
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