Milwaukee Bucks sign 2009 first round draft pick Brandon JenningsPosted by Inside Hoops
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed Brandon Jennings to a multi-year contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Jennings (6-1, 170) was the 10th overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft and participated in the 2009 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas with the Bucks.
During the Las Vegas Summer League, Jennings led the entire league in assists (tied, 8.2) and steals (3.6), and was Milwaukee’s third-leading scorer (14.6 ppg). Jennings played a team-high 32.4 minutes per contest and shot 42.9 percent from three-point range (9-21) in helping the Bucks to a 4-1 record during Summer League play.
“I’m excited to sign my contract and make my NBA career official,” said Jennings. “I look forward to working with Coach Skiles and learning everything I can from him, as well as my teammates. I can’t wait to get the season started and contribute to the success of our team.”
Jennings comes to Milwaukee after spending a season with Lottomatica Virtus Roma in Italy. He averaged 5.5 points, 2.3 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 17.0 minutes per game in 27 Italian League games last season. In Euroleague play, he posted averages of 7.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 19.0 minutes over 16 games.
The 19-year-old went overseas upon graduating from Oak Hill Academy in 2008. He averaged 35.5 points, 6.8 assists and 3.2 steals as a high school senior and earned National Player of the Year honors from Naismith, Parade Magazine, EA Sports and Max Preps. He set an Oak Hill Academy record for single-season point total (1,312) and scoring average (35.5) during his senior season.