Liam Rush

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Liam Rush
PositionSmall Forward
Power Forward
Height202 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb)
TeamMelbourne Tigers
Nationality Australia
Born(1982-01-29) 29 January 1982 (age 30)
Broome, Western Australia
Previous ClubsPerth Wildcats 2003-2006
West Sydney Razorbacks/Sydney Spirit 2006-2008
Sundsvall Dragons 2008-2009, 2010-2011
Gothia Basket 2009-2010
Melbourne Tigers 2011-present
Career Highlights2007 NBL Most Improved Player
Ligan Bosman Player of the Year 2009
Ligan All Star Team 2009
 
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Liam Rush
PositionSmall Forward
Power Forward
Height202 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb)
TeamMelbourne Tigers
Nationality Australia
Born(1982-01-29) 29 January 1982 (age 30)
Broome, Western Australia
Previous ClubsPerth Wildcats 2003-2006
West Sydney Razorbacks/Sydney Spirit 2006-2008
Sundsvall Dragons 2008-2009, 2010-2011
Gothia Basket 2009-2010
Melbourne Tigers 2011-present
Career Highlights2007 NBL Most Improved Player
Ligan Bosman Player of the Year 2009
Ligan All Star Team 2009

Liam Rush (born 29 January 1982 in Broome) is an Australian basketball player for the Melbourne Tigers.

Rush started his professional career with NBL side Perth Wildcats in the 2003/04 season. He rose to prominence through his athleticism and strong fundamentals. In 2006/07, he moved to the West Sydney Razorbacks where he was appointed co-captain for the 2007/08 season. In 2006/07 he was named the NBL Most Improved Player.

In December 2008, Rush moved to Swedish Ligan side Sundsvall Dragons. Rush joined mid way through the 2008/09 season at which point the Dragons were languishing at the bottom of the Ligan ladder. Rush was instrumental in turning the season around and propelling them to the Dragons first Championship. Rush was awarded the Bosman Player of the Year for the top dual citizenship player in the league and also appointed to the 2009 Ligan All Star Team.[1]

In August 2009 Rush represented Australia in Shanghai, China, where the Australian Boomers won gold in the Stankovic Cup for the first time. Rush has attributed his recent success to the mentoring of Tristan Stanley, often touted as the greatest Australian basketballer never to go professional.

Rush returned to Australia in May 2011, by signing with the Melbourne Tigers.

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