Brandon Jennings’ Euro Experience Puts Him on Top of 2009 Rookie Class

November 16th, 2009 by Mark Milner Leave a reply »

It’s not even December, but there’s already a clear cut favourite for the NBA’s rookie of the year.

Brandon Jennings, as you’ve no doubt heard by now, dropped 55 points on Saturday in a win over the hapless and rudderless Golden State Warriors. His double-nickel was the highest score for a rookie in over 30 years. It broke the team record of 51, set by Kareem in 1970 and was just shy of Wilt’s NBA record of 58.

But it was more then just a record-setting performance. It was a sign that Jennings has arrived and that maybe the hype is to be believed.

Remember, Jennings was surrounded by hype as he graduated high school— had him ranked as high as fourth in the c ...

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