Baylor Men's Basketball vs. Angelo State University - 11/11/2006
2005 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team
Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Jan. 3, 2005)
Two-year starter at forward back for final season... Former transfer from LSU, has started all 41 games at Baylor since gaining eligibility midway through sophomore season... Senior expected by coaches to provide leadership to young Bears squad... Shorter-than-average power forward, compensates with superior strength... In three collegiate seasons has never played more than 24 games. 2005-2006 (Junior): Started all 17 games at small forward during Baylor's abbreviated 2005-06 season... Averaged 3.4 points and 2.8 rebounds on the season... Shot 75 percent (15-20) from free throw line (third on team)... Scored a season-high 12 points and added career-high three steals in season-opener at Texas Tech (1-11-06)... That 12-point output in the season-opener was only double-digit scoring game of the season... Notched season-high rebounding mark of five three times; twice in close losses to Texas A&M (1-28-06 and 2-18-06) and in a win over Texas Tech (3-1-06)... Scoring output dipped at end of season, scoreless in three of final four games... Played fewer than 20 minutes in four of last five games. 2004-2005 (Sophomore): Started all 24 games after gaining eligibility prior to fifth game of season at SMU (mid-season transfer from LSU in 2003-2004)... Finished second on team in scoring average (12.7 points) and minutes played (34.1 per game) to Aaron Bruce... Named to Big 12 All-Newcomer team... Honored as Big 12 Rookie of the Week Jan. 3 after leading Baylor to stunning 73-72 win at Purdue... Had 23 points and 11 rebounds in Purdue win (12-30-04), only the fourth start of his career... Posted season highs in points (23) and rebounds (11) vs. Purdue, as well as season's only double-double... Finished second in the Big 12 Conference in free throw shooting with an 83.3 percentage... Scored in double-digits in 16 of 24 games... Finished 20th in Big 12 (second on team) in rebounding, averaging 5.4 per game... Made 26 3-pointers, fourth highest total on team... Shot 32.9 percent (26-79) from 3-point range... Posted 20-plus points three times (Prairie View, at SMU and at Texas)... Made 17 straight free throws spanning five games from second half at Purdue to second half vs. Colorado... Also made 14 straight foul shots during five-game stretch from second half at Texas A&M through Nebraska contest... Lost roughly 40 pounds from arrival at Baylor to the start of sophomore season, dropping from 275 to 235. 2003-2004 (redshirt): Mid-year transfer sat out second half of 2003-2004 season after transferring to Baylor from LSU, in compliance with NCAA's Division I transfer policy... Joined team in early January and was regular practice player... Redshirted to retain eligibility... Left LSU team prior to exhibition games in 2003-2004 (had missed four weeks of practice after dislocating shoulder). 2002-2003 (True Freshman - LSU): Appeared in 10 games, averaged 0.7 points and 1.5 rebounds... Tallied career highs of six points, three rebounds and 13 minutes vs. Centenary... Pulled down at least one rebound in every game except for last appearance in the SEC Tournament. HIGH SCHOOL: Did not play his senior season at Shaw High School in New Orleans... Three-year starter for Eagles... Averaged 15 points and eight rebounds per game as a junior in 2001 and led Eagles to 31-5 record... Member of Shaw's 5A state championship team as sophomore... Scored 20 points in championship game win over Fair Park and named game's outstanding player... Strong summer performances improved prospect status, including MVP honors at 2001 Michael Jordan Camp in Santa Barbara, Calif.... Among top 10 prospects at Great American 2001 Shootout in Denton, Texas... Ranked No. 137 prospect in class of 2003 by HoopScoop.com coming out of high school. PERSONAL: Full name is Timothy Daniel Bush... Born Dec. 19, 1983, in New Orleans... Son of Joseph and Angela Bush... Majoring in communications.