Brandon Jennings: More Than His Numbers

March 11th, 2010 by Paul Skoney Leave a reply »
Brandon Jennings was the toast of the town in November after averaging 22.1 points and 5.6 assists per game whilst leading the Bucks to a respectable 8-6 record and winning the NBA's rookie of the month award.

That was also the month where he made history and scored 55 points, the highest for a Milwaukee Bucks rookie in the franchise's history, and became the youngest player in NBA history to score 50 points in a game.

Since then, Jennings has averaged 13.7 points per game and 6.2 assists, numbers which on the surface look pretty solid for a 20 year old NBA point guard.

The real reason Jennings has come under heavy scrutiny from both fans and analysts is his shooting percentage. Even with his tremendous November, Jennings is currently shooting 36.8% from the field on the season, a record low for an NBA player who attempts 15 or more shots per game and a number which has caused Jennings to slip to number five in David Thorpe's most recent Rookie Rankings for ESPN.

On the surface it would appear Jennings deserves this ranking because of his shooting percentage, however, those that rank him that low clearly aren't the ones watching him p ...

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