The NBA’s Most Surprising and Disappointing Players and Teams

December 13th, 2009 by Marcel Mansour Leave a reply »
Most Surprising Players

Brandon Jennings  

Even though Jennings has struggled recently, he is still the most surprising NBA player through the first quarter of the season. Jennings was the top high school prospect two years ago, but after his immense struggles in Europe last year, most scouts were not high on him. Even Jennings was not confident about his stock, as he did not attend the draft because he feared he would be the last player in the green room and fall out of the lottery. 

Despite his small size, lack of strength, and questions about his maturity, the Milwaukee Bucks drafted him with the 10th pick. Immediately, Jennings surpassed all of his expectations as he has averaged 21 points, six assists, 3.8 rebounds, and one steal per game while shooting 42 percent from the field, 45 percent from the three-point line and 80 percent from the free-throw line. Finally, Jennings has helped lead the Bucks to an 11-11 record despite the team's star Michael Redd just averaging 10 points and playing in only six out of 22 games. 


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