Deemed Not Ready for NBA, Brandon Jennings Drops 55 on Golden State Warriors

November 15th, 2009 by Nick Poust Leave a reply »
Brandon Jennings didn’t want to go to college. He believed that if he was going to play, it would be for a paycheck, so, unable to enter the draft due to the age restrictions, the highly touted point guard became the first player to forgo college and make the leap from high school to professional European basketball.
Choosing to sign a one-year contract with Italian club Lottomatica Roma, the Oak Hill Academy star who won every major player of the year award as a senior believed he would see a substantial amount of action, thereby increasing his notoriety for the following year’s NBA Draft.

But things didn’t go as planned. Jennings spent a majority of the season riding the bench. When he did play, he only averaged five points, two rebounds and one assist in 27 games while shooting just 35 percent from the field and 20 percent from three-point land.

His struggles on the European stage would presumably hurt his draft status, but his lowly statistics did no such thing. The Milwaukeee Bucks selected the skinny 6′1″ 20-year-old with the 10th overall selection. Milwaukee thought enough of his talent not only to make him a top-10 pick, but also to l ...

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