NBA Early Surprises: Brandon Jennings and the Atlanta Hawks

November 19th, 2009 by Brandon Ribak Leave a reply »
One thing that never gets old in the world of sports are the "I never saw this coming" kind of surprises.

Already this season we have witnessed the emergence of 10th overall draft pick Brandon Jennings, the 20-year-old punk who played in Europe after high school while it was suspected his SAT scores weren't up to snuff for NCAA play.

This is the kid who said the following about Ricky Rubio weeks before the NBA Draft:

"Yeah, I think I'm a better player than he is," said Jennings. "I just shoot the ball better than he can. The only thing I've seen him do sometimes is when he has a home-run pass or something like that. I think the dude is just all hype. I can't even front. I'm just going to be real with you guys."

This is the 6-foot-1 point guard that showed up four draft picks late to his very own NBA draft.

This kid, Brandon Jennings that is, has managed to absolutely shock the NBA world in the matter of nine games, averaging 24.8 PPG, 5.8 APG, 4.7 RPG, and 1.11 SPG, including a 55-point game performance (breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's franchise rookie record).

With such supreme production from the rook, it i ...

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