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May 8, 2001 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid the accolades from all the basketball experts who hailed JaRon Rush as a blue-chip recruit in high school, there also were rumors and whispers. Even as Rush showed flashes of brilliance at UCLA, scoring the winning basket in an upset of Stanford two seasons ago, people talked quietly of his erratic behavior. When he left college early, caught accepting cash from a youth coach and an agent, NBA executives spoke of his explosive first step, but also mentioned "off-the-court" issues.
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May 8, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year after JaRon Rush left UCLA early to try the NBA draft, federal documents obtained by The Times and subsequent interviews with Bruin administrators shed new light on what and when the school knew about the player's eligibility concerns. As early as spring of 1998, before Rush signed a letter of intent to attend UCLA, Athletic Director Peter Dalis had heard "street talk" about Rush accepting money from a benefactor, Kansas City businessman Tom Grant.
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November 14, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON
The friendship began almost a decade ago, when Earl Watson and JaRon Rush played in summer leagues and tournaments around Kansas City. They dreamed of teaming up in college. "We thought it would be Kansas or Oklahoma," Rush said. The buddies landed at UCLA instead, and their familiarity was evident in Thursday's exhibition against the Taiwan national team. Twice in the first half, Watson brought the ball up court and spotted Rush breaking to the basket. The result: two lob passes and two dunks.
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May 8, 2001 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid the accolades from all the basketball experts who hailed JaRon Rush as a blue-chip recruit in high school, there also were rumors and whispers. Even as Rush showed flashes of brilliance at UCLA, scoring the winning basket in an upset of Stanford two seasons ago, people talked quietly of his erratic behavior. When he left college early, caught accepting cash from a youth coach and an agent, NBA executives spoke of his explosive first step, but also mentioned "off-the-court" issues.
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March 4, 2000
As a former basketball coach and athletic director (Loyola Marymount, 1954-68), I find it very disturbing that the L.A. Times continues to overpublicize the UCLA and USC basketball programs while practically ignoring the achievements of Pepperdine and Long Beach State, local schools having far more successful seasons. Why the continual inane "daily reports" regarding JaRon Rush, Rico's toes, Gadzuric's thumbs and of course Sean's unhappiness at going out a loser? Come on, let's have some fair, honest, unbiased and objective reporting of the local collegiate basketball scene.
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August 6, 2000
The ramifications of the Myron Piggie case hit college basketball hard, especially at UCLA. Piggie, a former crack dealer and Nike-affiliated coach, pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with $35,500 in payments made to high school players. JaRon Rush of UCLA, his brother Kareem, a player at Missouri, and Andre Williams of Oklahoma State all received suspensions from the NCAA for accepting money from Piggie.
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April 29, 2000
Recent news items: UCLA basketball players JaRon Rush, Jerome Moiso and Jason Kapono are all considering leaving early for the NBA. UCLA had a grand total of three players leave early before 1999. Then Baron Davis left. Now there are three in one year thinking about making the jump, even though none of them has NBA skills yet. Blame the players for being immature? Perhaps. But one of the worst-kept secrets in Westwood is that these kids know their games are not going to advance under Steve Lavin's tutelage, so perhaps they are getting out while they still have any game at all. TONY SIRACUSA Pasadena Jerome Moiso and JaRon Rush making themselves available for the NBA draft?
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February 2, 2000 | BILL PLASCHKE
So another blue chip turns red and rolls off the table, landing at the feet of a bleeding UCLA basketball program that can no longer bluff. The point is not that what amounted to a 1 1/2-season suspension of Bruin forward JaRon Rush by the NCAA Tuesday was wrong. Of course it was wrong. Everything the NCAA does with regard to money and athletes is wrong.
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December 15, 1999 | LISA DILLMAN and SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The investigation into possible NCAA violations by UCLA basketball player JaRon Rush widened Tuesday to include another Rush in another state. Missouri freshman forward Kareem Rush, JaRon's brother, was suspended by the Tigers. This move was made four days after JaRon, the older brother, was suspended indefinitely by UCLA, and the same day The Times reported that the school was looking into JaRon's alleged relationship with Los Angeles agent Jerome Stanley.
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December 14, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Saturday's victory over Nevada Las Vegas provided the greatest example why freshman JaRon Rush acquired the nickname "Noodles" from teammates in the first week of practice. When Baron Davis missed both free throws with 14 seconds remaining, just after he had made two to provide a 70-67 lead, Shawn Marion grabbed the defensive rebound that would have allowed the Runnin' Rebels plenty of time to get a three-pointer to force overtime.
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February 7, 2001 | Associated Press
Kareem Rush of Missouri, the Big 12's leading scorer, will miss the rest of the season after tearing ligaments in his left thumb in Monday night's loss at Oklahoma State. Rush, a sophomore averaging 21.9 points and the brother of former UCLA player JaRon Rush, was injured in a fall with 1:50 to go in the 69-66 loss. He played the remainder of the game, but an exam Tuesday showed the damage.
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December 14, 2000 | JERRY CROWE
Former UCLA forward JaRon Rush is returning to the Southland as a member of the Los Angeles Stars of the new ABA. Rush, who turned pro last spring after a truncated sophomore season at UCLA, was obtained by the Stars on Wednesday in a trade with the Kansas City Knights. In exchange, the Knights received a conditional pick from the Stars in next year's draft. Rush, who averaged 12.1 points in nine games last season, was not selected in the NBA draft.
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October 31, 2000 | MIKE TERRY
Former UCLA player JaRon Rush signed a one-year contract Monday with the Kansas City Knights of the fledgling American Basketball Assn. 2000. Rush, a 6-foot-5 swingman who averaged 12.1 points in nine games last season for the Bruins, was the Knights' first-round pick in the league's recent draft. He said there also was interest from Continental Basketball Assn. and European teams. "I wanted to come home and play," said Rush, who starred at Pembroke Hill High in Kansas City.
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August 6, 2000
The ramifications of the Myron Piggie case hit college basketball hard, especially at UCLA. Piggie, a former crack dealer and Nike-affiliated coach, pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with $35,500 in payments made to high school players. JaRon Rush of UCLA, his brother Kareem, a player at Missouri, and Andre Williams of Oklahoma State all received suspensions from the NCAA for accepting money from Piggie.
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July 15, 2000 | MARK HEISLER
What's new with JaRon Rush? The former UCLA player, who turned pro after his sophomore season and went undrafted, just tried out with the Miami Heat but is still unsigned. "It wasn't supposed to be like this," Rush said. "Things happen for a reason. I'm just trying to make the best of the situation I'm in. Right now I'm all about working hard, trying to make it on a roster." Next, Rush will play on the Celtics' summer league team. "My prospects are looking good," he said.
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July 1, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
45% of its earnings from the 1999 NCAA tournament--as the final discipline in the JaRon Rush case. The Bruins could have been fined up to 90% of the $100,800 they made for the first-round loss to Detroit Mercy, but the NCAA reaffirmed previous statements that the school had no knowledge that Rush should have been ineligible and therefore settled on the lesser penalty.
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March 1, 2000 | DAVID WHARTON
The sudden return of JaRon Rush may have come as a shock at UCLA, but a former high-ranking NCAA executive says he isn't surprised. Although Rush was found to have accepted improper benefits from an agent and an Amateur Athletic Union coach, his case was described as extraordinarily intricate, which means the NCAA probably had little precedent on which to base the sophomore's hefty 44-game suspension.
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February 5, 2000
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June 30, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
JaRon Rush continued Thursday to try to pick up the pieces of a career gone astray, agreeing to play for the Boston Celtics' summer-league team without guaranteed money or so much as an invitation to training camp. The latest setback for the former UCLA forward, who left school after his sophomore season against the advice of almost everyone, came after Rush was not picked Wednesday in the NBA draft.
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May 24, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The legal entanglement that cost UCLA one of its best basketball players much of last season and that JaRon Rush said prompted him to leave the Bruins early for the NBA took a major step toward closure Tuesday when former AAU coach Myron Piggie pleaded guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor in Kansas City, Mo.
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