Brandon Jennings Hits Beantown Tonight

December 8th, 2009 by Thomas Halzack Leave a reply »
Drop 55 points on somebody and you get that team’s attention. Do it as a 20-year-old rookie in your 5th NBA game and you get everyone’s attention.

That is what the NBA’s newest budding star, point guard Brandon Jennings did to the Golden State Warriors on November 14. Okay, so he should get a ten point handicap because it was the Warriors, but still, that is fantastic shooting by any standard.

He is currently leading his team, the Milwaukee Bucks, in scoring at 21.3 points, and assists at 5.8. He is also grabbing 3.9 rebounds a game at 6’ 1” and 169 pounds.

I don’t want to call it the Brandon Jennings Show, because he is really all about learning to play a complete game for a Milwaukee Bucks team that took a chance on him.  His  “everybody plays defense” coach, Scott Skiles, will only help him learn to play both sides of the ball.

I say ‘took a chance’ because there were more than few teams that didn’t expect this kind of success from young Mr. Jennings. The word from his Italian team coaches was that he was overrated, didn’t play defense, was too flashy ...

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