Sunday, November 15, 2009
Who Needs College?
Well, last night Brandon Jennings torched the Golden State Warriors for 55 points and broke a rookie scoring record held by none other than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (51 points). Jennings was drafted No. 10 by the Bucks during the last draft. Prior to last night and the draft, Jennings was better known as the kid who skipped out on college and went overseas to play for a year. Many at the time thought that Jennings gamble would backfire on him, but the young man made the decision and stuck with it. His stats didn't wow anyone who watched him play in Europe, but a lot of people are excited about his prospects in the NBA. Congrats Brandon on a great night last night and continued success.
Is this starting a trend? Jennings was able to go to Europe for a year and still get drafted in the top 10 of the NBA draft. He was also making close to $600-$700K a year. Is being a part of March Madness really worth that much to you?