Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > College and High School Basketball Forum

College and High School Basketball Forum College basketball message board, high school basketball message board

Thread Tools
Old 12-10-2007, 09:13 AM   #1
2nd Greatest Player
Lebron23's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Land of 6 NBA titles
Posts: 53,854
Default Brandon Jennings

Class: 2008

Player Name: Brandon Jennings
Height: 6-2
Position: PG
DOB: 1990
City: Mouth of Wilson State: VA
High School: Oak Hill Academy
Summer Team: SoCal All-Stars
Draft: Early Candidate in the 2009 NBA Draft

Schools: Committed to Arizona

Bio and Scouting Report

Jennings is a very special player that has the potential to be one of the best point guards ever, and he captured the nation’s attention as a freshman when he led Compton (CA) Dominguez to the CIF Southern Section Division IIAA title.

He has since helped his stock even more. His extreme quickness and slick handle combine to make him possibly the hardest point guard in the country for defenders to stay in front of. He is an unselfish player and gifted passer that drops dimes that no one in the gym sees coming. He is one of the most entertaining players anywhere, because not only is he a slick ball handler and passer, but he has world class hops and the ability to beat his man off the dribble, get into the lane, rise above the opposing forward (and center) and throw down a nasty one-handed-flush that he had cocked back to the moon. You wouldn’t expect to see something like that from a kid as skinny as him, but Jennings plays without fear, and with a lot of swagger.

He is a southpaw with a good outside shot, but played with a pass-first mentality this summer while leading his SoCal All-Stars to a 46-0 record and a championship at every tournament they played in, including Reebok Big Time in Las Vegas. The SoCal All-Stars’ amazing run had many people saying that they were the best summer team ever.

In early September, Jennings played in the Boost Mobile Elite 24 game at the famed Rucker Park (NY). In a game in which he was one of the youngest players, playing with 24 of the top players in the country, Jennings didn’t disappoint… instead, he shined scoring 12 points and dropping an amazing 15 assists.

Brandon transferred from one hoops powerhouse to another this season when he left Dominguez to enroll at Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill. With the addition of Jennings, this Oak Hill team has a chance to be one of the best teams in high school basketball history. If that happens, he will have one hell of a resume:

SoCal All-Stars are best summer team in country, and possibly best ever… Oak Hill finishes as top high school team in country, and possibly best ever… and Brandon is the top point guard in the country that runs the show for both teams… and that would all be before his senior season. Talk about “sky is the limit”.


1/1/2007 (Les Schwab Invitational- Hillsboro, OR)- Jennings was the MVP of the top notch event, and led Oak Hill to a victory over Kyle Singler's South Medford team in the championship game: "Brandon Jennings finshed with 24 points and 12 assists, exactly what you want out of a point guard. Jennings is a very gifted player who see's the play before it happens and can create nothing into something. He hit a 30 foot shot at the buzzer to end the second quarter. Will be a big time college player."

12/4/2006- Jennings led Oak Hill Academy to a 65-57 victory over national powerhouse Norcross (GA) High: "Brandon Jennings finished with 9 points and (unofficially) 13 assists. Jennings had poor shot selection in this game, but to his credit should have finished with another 5 assists and he was a terror on defense."

12/2/06- From the Oak Hill Academy (VA) vs. Jackson Provine (MS) game recap:
"Brandon Jenning’s 3rd quarter performance was nothing short of amazing. He took complete control of the game at both ends of the floor. Jennings had numerous steals, amazing passes, and dunks. The crowd was already going crazy when Jennings threw a bounce pass between his legs to Howard “Trey” Thompkins for a fast-break finish. When the smoke cleared, Oak Hill had scored 52 points in just 13 minutes to give them an 87-57 insurmountable lead."....

"Top point guard and player in the junior class nationally. World-class court vision, outstanding ball handling, good shot, and great quickness and explosiveness. After this game we think he may be the best point guard defender in the class. Could be one of the best point guards in history when it’s all said and done. Finished with 21 points, 8 assists (surely he had more?), 5 rebounds, and 5+ steals."

Video Highlights

Brandon Jennings Goes Off for 46 Points/12 Assists/7 Steals ( his latest Video 11/13/2007).

Brandon Jenning reminds me of one of the best SG ever.

Jennings is frequently compared to his idol, Monta Ellis. Some see him as a left-handed Allen Iverson. While others see a black Steve Nash. He is considered to be the top rated point guard and top ten overall in the 2008 high school class.

I am still rooting for Brandon Jennings because the kid has mad skills to be a winner in the NBA, and he does not have any huge ego that will destroyed his Basketball Career.

Last edited by Lebron23 : 12-10-2007 at 09:17 AM.
Lebron23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2007, 10:22 AM   #2
7-time NBA All-Star
statman32's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 12,452
Default Re: Brandon Jennings

I heard he was averaging 40+ points 11+ assits 4+ steals early this season. Pretty damn impressive considering all the talent he has on his team. I'm still hoping Budinger and Bayless stay for another year because that would be the sickest 1/2/3 combo iin college basketball.
statman32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2007, 12:40 AM   #3
Serious playground baller
ndPac's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 466
Default Re: Brandon Jennings

He was averaging 40.8 points, 9.8 assists, and 6.8 steals not too long ago. he just played tonight tho (was televised on Espn) and only had around 20 so im sure it will drop a bit. .

Him and Oak Hill are playing like at Mckhale Center on Dec 22nd. . can't wait to see that live!. .

agree with the guy above, Jennings, Bayless, and Budinger will be great. good chance of it happening too. I think Bayless is most likely to leave at this point but hopefully they both stay.
ndPac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2007, 03:25 AM   #4
Certified ISHiot.
StroShow4's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 20,574
Default Re: Brandon Jennings

holy crap he same some sick handles AND ups. he pulled a shamgod on some fool and does a between the legs dunk.. thats a nice combo
StroShow4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2007, 09:24 PM   #5
Serious playground baller
ndPac's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 466
Default Re: Brandon Jennings

Yea hes sick, the best player in the class of 08'. . If you guys like him check out and join this facebook group I created about him about a month ago. Im'a try and keep it pretty updated from time to time. :
ndPac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 08:19 PM   #6
alternick = loser :D
veilside23's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: P.I.
Posts: 3,901
Default Re: Brandon Jennings

agreed this kid has a lot of upside... only improvement he needs is a bit more muscle and he is ready for nba
veilside23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 08:35 PM   #7
Learning to shoot layups
Suns520's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tucson,AZ
Posts: 77
Default Re: Brandon Jennings

I pray to god that chase and jarryd stay. Like others have said thats a sick combo, final four all the way next year. BEAR DOWN ARIZONA
Suns520 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 08:48 PM   #8
Not airballing my layups anymore
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 145
Default Re: Brandon Jennings

He looks like Steve Francis with a jumper in those highlights, not bad at all.
Raindrops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 12:06 AM   #9
King Heno
qrich's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tucson/520!
Posts: 22,891
Default Re: Brandon Jennings

Jennings is a sick player and will be playing in the NBA one day, barring injury, but that's stating the obvious.

Next year, the Pac-10 will be very nice in guard play, at least UCLA vs UA like it always is . Jrue Holiday/Russell Westbrook vs Jerryd Bayless/Brandon Jennings, can't think of a much better PG combo then those two going at it.
qrich is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:12 AM.


NBA Basketball

NBA Rumors

Basketball Blog

NBA Videos

NBA Free Agents

NBA Free Agency

NBA Summer Leagues

Utah Summer League

Sacramento Summer League

Vegas NBA Summer League

Search Site


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy