Brandon Jennings: NBA Draft Profile
Team: Lottomatica Roma
Birth Year: 1989
Accolades: Naismith High School Player of the Year (08), Gatorade Player of the Year - Virginia - high school (08), Parade Magazine Player of the Year - high school (08), McDonald’s All-American - high school (08), First Team Parade All-American - high school (08), Third Team Parade All-American - high school (07).
Scouting Report: The Compton-Virginia-Rome trailblazing point guard.
Strengths: Blazing speed, both with the ball and without. Great ball handler. Able to score or create for teammates. Left handed. Three-point range on his jumper. Played in the toughest league outside of the NBA - the Euroleague. Great leaping ability. Familiar with the American and European styles of play.
Weaknesses: Very thin - needs to get bigger and stronger. Will be undersized for the NBA. Has to become a more consistent shooter. Played a lot of shooting guard in Rome - will be too small to do so in the NBA. Still needs more experience running a team as a point guard. Needs work on the defensive end.
Projected 2009 Draft Range: Top five pick.
Consensus: Jennings should be used to the spotlight since his decision to skip college and head to Europe garnered him so much attention. The year spent in Italy should do wonders for his game (mentally and physically) but he probably is still a few years away from being a big-time NBA point guard.
Stats:http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?pcode=001219 - Euroleague http://126.96.36.199/player/?id=Jen-Bra-89 – Italian League
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