CAREER NOTES - Ranks eighth in WSU all-time steals with 101 through two seasons in the Crimson and Gray…on pace to break Don Collins' school steals record of 204 by the time his career is over…also on pace to become the 23rd member of WSU's 1,000-point club and join WSU's career top 10 in minutes played.
SOPHOMORE (1999-00) - Supreme athlete whose basketball skills showed much improvement over his freshman campaign…one of the most versatile Cougars who can get the ball in the basket in myriad different ways…creative scorer and tenacious defender…WSU's second leading scorer at 13.2 points per game and top rebounder at 6.4 boards per game…also WSU's leader in steals and assists…top returning scorer for the 2000-01 season…ranked 16th in the Pac-10 in scoring and 12th in rebounding…career-best 26 points at Oregon State included 10-of-19 effort from the field…four double-doubles on the year, including 19 points and career-high 12 rebounds in Cal win Feb. 26…his overtime steal and slam dunk in that game sealed victory for WSU…20 points and 10 rebounds versus Arizona State…19 points, 12 rebounds versus Washington…15 points, 10 rebounds in Idaho win Nov. 27…18 points and six assists at Arizona…WSU's leading scorer seven times and leading rebounder 13 times…15 double-digit scoring games in the last 19…tied WSU single-game record with eight steals, to go along with 15 points in Portland State win Dec. 20 at the Rose Garden…54 steals ranks ninth on the WSU single-season list…fifth in the Pac-10 in steals at 1.93 per game…career-high seven assists in Grambling State win.
FRESHMAN (1998-99) - Only newcomer to play in all 29 games, making 19 starts…tied for team lead with 47 steals…tied for 10th in the Pac-10 in steals (1.62 spg)…third on team in assists with 46…scored season-high 14 points three times (Central Washington, Idaho, Washington)…key role off bench in 72-71 upset of Washington in Pac-10 season opener…13 points and a career-high five steals in near upset of Arizona…assigned to guard opponents' top guard/wing…two of his better defensive assignments included holding Cal's Geno Carlisle to 10 points and Idaho's Gordon Scott to nine points…Jack Friel Defense Award recipient.
HIGH SCHOOL – Started career at Rubidoux High (Riverside, Calif.) and played two seasons for coach Dale Johnson…then attended Mercersburg Academy (Mercersburg, Pa.) where he lettered two years for coach Tony Tucker…averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and three steals as team MVP for 17-5 squad in 1997…also played two years of football and ran 100, 200 and 400 in track (400, 4 x 400 at Penn Relays)…finished his education at Kent-Meridian High (Kent, Wash.).
PERSONAL - Born Michael Dwayne Bush May 20, 1979, at Riverside, Calif…parents John and Darlene…lived with his older brother John II while attending Kent-Meridian…worked with elementary school children while living in Kent…one of the top 100 high school players invited to ABCD Adidas camp in New Jersey...education major.
DID YOU KNOW? – Mike, who loves contact sports, played rugby with an area club team in the spring of 1998.
DID YOU KNOW II? - Mike tied the WSU single-game steals record with eight Dec. 20, 1999 at Portland State.
Washington State Career Statistics
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