Is Brandon Jennings Changing Basketball As We Know It?

December 9th, 2009 by kevin roberts Leave a reply »
It's been over five months since the Milwaukee Bucks selected point guard Brandon Jennings with the 10th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

Since then, the young, confident Jennings has done nothing but secure the starting job ahead of veteran Luke Ridnour , drop 55 points on the Golden State Warriors, and help the Bucks to a winning record early in the season.

Now the Bucks are below .500, Jennings is slowly coming down off of his career night, and the dust is beginning to settle. But the Bucks and the rest of the world, probably most notably the NCAA world, needs to start to wonder—did Brandon Jennings just change the world?

Well, no, of course not. Not literally. Basketball isn't "the world", no matter the player, the scene, the moment, or the level. It's just a game.

Regardless, in some fashion, Jenning's bold decision to make the leap to the pro's in Europe, instead of playing one year of college ball at the University of Arizona, could change the history of the NBA.

It's been just three years since NBA commissioner David Stern changed the rules so that no high school players could be drafted by an NBA franchise. Rather, every ...

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