Pivot Points: Brandon Jennings’ Success Confirms A New Path To the NBA

November 16th, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
As I digest the magnitude of Brandon Jennings and his 55-point outburst—and the historical implications it has on the NBA—a few things pop into my mind.

First of all, Jennings and his early success may have rendered the NBA's ridiculous age-limit rule totally irrelevant, and maybe we can get past the notion that players are better prepared after playing one year in college.

There was much discussion about Jennings and his decision to forgo college, and instead hop across the Atlantic to play professionally in Europe. Although there were a few people who saw the value in this move, most of the response was negative.

Most observers felt that his development would be stunted and his confidence shattered by the way Europeans treated American players, especially rookies.

Their fears seemed to be confirmed, as Jennings struggled to find playing time and eventually became an after-thought in the minds of many basketball pundits and experts.

No one thought much about the Bucks making him their point guard of the future, and the general attitude was that Jennings would be decent player, but the jury was still out on how much h ...

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