#21 Kareem Rush
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Height / Weight: 6-6 / 214 lbs.
IN HIGH SCHOOL — Named fourth-team Parade Magazine all-American, and Missouri player of the year, after averaging 27.8 points and 12.4 rebounds as a senior ... Led Pembroke Hill to the school’s third-straight Class 2A state title ... Scored 24 points (including 3 three-point field goals) and added 7 rebounds in 2A state championship game in 1999 ... Dominated in 2A semifinal against Portageville, pouring in game high totals of 26 points and 17 rebounds ... Pembroke was an amazing 121-5 in his four years there ... Scored over 2,500 points in his high school playing career ... Also averaged 2.1 assists per game, made 66 three-point field goals and shot 58.5 percent from the floor as a senior ... Also named first-team all-state in 1999, Kansas City area player of the year by the Kansas City Star, and was a three-time first-team Kansas City all-metro pick ... Will be no stranger to the Hearnes Center, as his team played in the Class 2A Final Four each of his four years (finished 3rd in 1996, and 1st in 1997, ‘98, ‘99) ... Averaged 20.3 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game as a junior, 18.8 points and 7.5 rebounds as a sophomore and 17.7 points and 7.0 rebounds as a freshman ... Was named MVP of St. Louis Invitational Tournament in summer of ‘98 ...