Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thank you Brandon Jennings!

The picture above is 20 year old, Milwaukee Bucks rookie Brandon Jennings.  He sure indeed is young and money when it comes to making plays on the basketball court. If you haven't heard this rookie stud is making quite the name for himself this year in the NBA. He was selected 10th overall in this years NBA draft by our home team the Milwaukee Bucks. Brandon is what you would call a trailblazer because when he graduated from high school in 2008 he took a less then traveled path by skipping college to play professionally in Europe. Brandon is a unique draft pick that spent the previous year playing professional basketball in Spain. The reason why is because he was not able to pass the entrance exam to Arizona University and he didn't meet the 19 year old age requirement to enter the NBA draft. 

So far the rookie sensation is averaging a team and rookie leading 25.5 points per game. Not only is he scoring the basketball efficiently, he also is averaging 5.5 assists per game. Another benefit to his great play is that he is shooting a blistering 53% from 3 point range which is ironic because scouts said he couldn't shoot. The highlight of the season so far is the 55 points he scored on November 14th against the Golden State Warriors. He didn't even score in the first quarter and he scored 29 points in the third quarter alone. The incredible performance set the Bucks rookie record for most points in a game by surpassing the legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 

I guess you could say he is a savior to the our lackluster Milwaukee Bucks franchise and we must thank the basketball Gods for such a talented point guard and I want to thank Brandon Jennings himself for making me a Bucks fan again!

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