Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Another Reason to Love Brandon Jennings

Seeing Brandon Jennings get doused with silly string at Summerfest has to put a smile on your face, because it shows that you have a guy committed to the city he is playing in. John Hammond took a huge risk drafting Jennings with the tenth pick in last years draft. You had to be worried when a guy goes overseas to play, and then he gets no playing time. It did run through my head that he could be a little rusty, but scoring 55 points in his seventh game I guess I was wrong to think that. When these guys don't go to school sometimes the fame can easily get to their head. I have to give a lot of credit to the college coaches that form these guys from boys to men in just four years of college ball.

None of those problems seem to be the case with Brandon so far. He is really down to earth for being just 20 years old, and having one season in the NBA under his belt. Just the little things he does around and for Milwaukee really tells you he just enjoys playing the game and helping out. During the draft he did a live blog online that was something he didn't have to do, but took the time to answer questions fans had. Now he is at Summerfest signing autographs, hanging out with fans, and also having some fun with Bango. Later that night he went to Miller Park to throw out the first pitch Monday night against the Astros.

Brandon seems to be the team player that every team hopes for, and it looks like the Bucks have one hopefully for a long time. Another thing Hammond has to like about having a guy like Jennings is it is one less spot you have to worry about when offseason rolls around.

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