Thursday, August 30, 2007

In the Spotlight: Brandon Jennings

Position: Point Guard
Ht: 6-1, Wt: 170
Hometown: Lakewood, CA
Class: HS Senior at Oak Hill Academy
College: Arizona (verbal)
AAU: SoCal All Stars
Age: September 23rd, 1989


  • Lefty point guard with a spectacular handle… Stronger going to his left, but comfortable going right as well.
  • Superb court vision, consistently throwing thread the needle passes.
  • Has a flare to his game that excites anyone who watches him play.
  • Very quick feet defensively. With a commitment and coaching, he has the tools to become a terrific defender.
  • Amazing athlete that can really elevate when he gets to the basket.
  • Excels in transition by using his incredible speed to lead the fast break.
  • Has exceptional quickness that very few players’ posses.
  • HUGE upside with a ton of talent.


  • Needs to develop a more consistent outside jumper.
  • Has no medium range game. Its deep 3 balls or nothing.
  • Brandon has to get stronger. His body has not fully developed, but he’s going to need to spend quality time in the weight room.
  • Very emotional on the court. He’s so advanced that his teammates have trouble catching his passes, and his frustration tends to show on the court.
  • Gambles way too much on defense, allowing penetration.

Brandon is one of the most exciting point guards I have ever seen play at the HS level. His handle, court vision, and flare make him worth the price of admission every time he steps on the court. He has all the intangibles needed, as long as he’s able to keep his emotions in check. The foot speed is there, but he only seems to lock players up when he gets challenged. The college level will enable Brandon to work on some areas that need improvement, mainly his inconsistent jump shot, strength and learning to use his quick foot speed to become a more consistent lock down defender. Without a doubt, look for Brandon to be a lottery pick in the 2010 NBA draft.

Player Comparison: Kenny Anderson

Brandon Jennings 06-07 Season

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