Shea Rush News Archive

Video: Shea Rush makes shot from upper level of Dean Dome

North Carolina sophomore forward Shea Rush sinks an incredible trick shot from the upper level of the Dean Dome with the video assist from teammate Brandon Robinson. Read More...

UNC Basketball: Shea Rush 2017-18 season preview

Shea Rush was a preferred walk-on for the Tar Heels in 2016. He appeared in 20 games for the Tar Heels, coming in late with UNC holding big leads. Rush will enter the 2017-18 season with a similar role. The majority of his playing time likely will come during blowouts with the "Blue Steel" lineup. Still, his presence with the team from a chemistry standpoint will be big. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC Basketball: First Day of Practice

The Tar Heels begin practice for the 2017-18 college basketball season on Monday, Oct. 2. UNC lost three starters from the 2017 National Championship team along with two valuable role players. UNC adds five scholarship freshmen, one graduate transfer in Cameron Johnson, and a walk-on transfer in K.J. Smith. Sophomore wing Shea Rush also earned a scholarship. (Inside Carolina)

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UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams addressed his players at a team meal prior to the football game against Cal. Williams then spoke of the contributions of sophomore Shea Rush. “He told me some nice things that I’d been doing well, which is nice, because you don’t hear that very often,” Rush remembers. “And he told me that he was going to give me the scholarship.” (Argyle Report)

First Person: Shea Rush

Shea Rush: I already was excited about my sophomore season. But then Coach Williams got us together as a team at the football game against Cal. We always have a team meal before each football game. He gathered us around, and he said some very nice things. He said that he was proud of me, and then he said he was going to put me on scholarship. That made me feel truly honored. (

Walk-On Shea Rush Earns UNC Basketball Scholarship

Shea Rush is now on scholarship. The sophomore from Fairway, Kansas received the news from UNC coach Roy Williams on Monday, Rush's former coach at Kansas City (Kan.) Barstow, Billy Thomas, confirmed to Inside Carolina. Thomas, who played for Williams at Kansas, said the news "made his day." "It's a big-time personal achievement for him." (Inside Carolina)

UNC Basketball: Shea Rush 2016-17 season review

Shea Rush didn’t get a lot of playing time in his freshman season at North Carolina, but his involvement on the team was noticeable. Rush chose to attend the University of North Carolina as a preferred walk-on, despite being all the way from Kansas City, Missouri and having opportunities for more playing time at other schools. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC walk-on Shea Rush has perfect caps to season for teammates, coach

Fashion and sports go hand in hand. Players like to look good before, during and after games. So, as the University of North Carolina puts the final touches on its preparations for Saturday night's Final Four matchup with Oregon, one Tar Heel is pulling double duty. Shea Rush, a freshman walk-on from Fairway, Kansas, is focused on hoops and hats. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC bench: "It was unreal...We just went nuts"

Some of North Carolina's lesser known player recounted what it was like to watch and be a part of UNC's last-second, game-winning shot on Sunday. Luke Maye's 20-foot jumper with .3 seconds remaining helped the Tar Heels advance to the Final Four. Freshman Shea Rush: "Unbelievable. It was a feeling like I have never felt before." (Carolina Blue)

Hats by Shea - UNC's new headwear

As the UNC basketball made their way to Greenville, S.C. On Wednesday night, the team and staff had on some interesting hats. The were all made by UNC walk-on wing Shea Rush. "My man Shea made some great hats for us," UNC freshman Brandon Robinson told CarolinaBlue. "He took a lot of time making the hats. He put everybody's own personality into the hats." (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Basketball - Dunks & Hats, Having Fun But Focused

UNC arrived in style for their first round game in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, wearing hats made by teammate Shea Rush. The Tar Heels kept it loose at practice with some impressive dunks, but the players told ACCDN host Jeff Fischel they are having fun but focused for the tourney. Read More...

Fashion Madness: Meet the player behind UNC's custom-made fedoras

Fashion has taken over parts of the sports world; NBA players like Russell Westbrook and NFL stars like Cam Newton have ensured that. Shoes, hats, cropped pants, bright colors — everything is in play. Shea Rush watched those fashionable postgame press conferences and noticed he was drawn to the hats in particular. Rush started making hats in high school. (USA Today)

Post-practice shooting contests propel Jackson in UNC men's basketball win over Louisville

Most of the UNC men’s basketball team has trickled out after practice. There’s a few coaches, some managers mulling about, but there’s no serious basketball being played. Now is the fun part. The group always changes — sometimes Kanler Coker joins, other times Brandon Robinson and Shea Rush — but there’s two stalwarts: Joel Berry and Justin Jackson. (Daily Tar Heel)

North Carolina's Justin Jackson out to throw down a soft reputation

North Carolina assistant coach Steve Robinson approached head coach Roy Williams with a sheepish grin. During the Tar Heels’ one-on-one drills, Robinson told Williams he saw Justin Jackson do something he has never done since arriving in Chapel Hill. Jackson dunked on a teammate. Freshman Shea Rush, a 6-foot-6 preferred walk-on, was the victim. (

UNC's Freshmen Adapting to College Game

UNC’s 2016-17 season is not dependent upon the success of its freshman class, although that group of newcomers has turned heads through the first two weeks of practice. The 2016 class includes forward Tony Bradley, guard Seventh Woods and wings Brandon Robinson, and Shea Rush. The quartet have all impressed, but so far Bradley has stood out. (Inside Carolina)

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