Bucks Roster: Brandon Jennings
|BRANDON JENNINGS||THE FACTS|
High School: Oak Hill Academy (VA)
Years Pro: 3 years
Drafted: By the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1st
round of the 2009 NBA Draft (10th overall)
2010-11 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... Appeared in 63 games with 61 starts and averaged a career-high and team-leading 16.2 points, 4.8 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 34.4 minutes per game … recorded his first career triple-double (20 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds) against Charlotte on 10/30 … became one of just two NBA players (along with Elgin Baylor) to score 50+ points and have a triple-double in their first 100 NBA games … recorded a personal and Bucks season-high 37 points, six rebounds and three assists at New York on 3/25 … tallied 32 points including six 3-pointers and seven assists against Charlotte on 11/27 … hit 13-21 from the field for 31 points as well as four assists and three steals at Detroit on 4/8 … scored 31 points and dished out six assists against the Los Angeles Lakers on 11/16 … had a career-high 11 rebounds to go along with 19 points and six assists against Golden State on 11/13 … tied his career-high with 11 boards as well as 14 points and nine assists against New York on 3/20 … had 10+ assists on four occasions, earning double-doubles in three of those four games and a triple-double in the fourth … led the Bucks in points 20 times, assists 32 times and steals 23 times … recorded six double-doubles for a total of eight career double-doubles … tallied 10+ points in 48 games, 20+ points in 21 games and 30+ points in four games … with 98 3-pointers this season added to 145 last season, passed Lee Mayberry and Toni Kukoc (231) for 10th place in franchise history … played in his 100th career game on 12/1 at Denver … missed 19 games from 12/20 through 1/28 after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his left foot.
PRO CAREER ... 2009-10: Finished his rookie season with averages of 15.5 points, 5.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 82 games (only Bucks player to start all 82 games) ... won the NBA's Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month Award in October/November, December, January and March ... was the first Eastern Conference rookie to ever win the award four times in one season ... appeared in the NBA's Rookie Challenge at the 2010 All-Star Weekend and recorded 22 points, eight assists and six rebounds to help the rookies to a 140-128 win over the sophomores ... also took part in the Skills Challenge along with Steve Nash, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams ... broke the franchise's rookie single-game scoring record (55 points) and three-pointers made mark (eight) ... set franchise rookie season bests in assists (470) and three pointers (145) ... led the Bucks in scoring 23 times, rebounds once, assists 51 times and steals 31 times ... became the sixth Bucks player since 1998 to play in all 82 games ... made his NBA debut at Philadelphia on 10/30 and nearly recorded a triple-double with 17 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, all team highs ... would've become just the second player in NBA history (Oscar Robertson in 1960) to produce a triple-double in his first career game ... became the first player in 35 years to lead his team in points, rebounds and assists in his first game (John Drew of the Hawks last accomplished it on 10/18/74 - 32 points, 12 rebounds and three assists) ... recorded 32 points, nine assists and four rebounds against Denver on 11/11 ... scored an NBA season-best 55 points (21-34 FG and 7-8 3FG) against Golden State on 11/14 ... it's the franchise rookie record and was two off the franchise record, the most by an NBA rookie since Earl Monroe had 56 on 2/13/68, the fastest (seven games, previously Wilt Chamberlain: eight games) and youngest (20 years and 52 days) player to top 50 points (previously LeBron James: 20 years and 80 days) ... 45 second half points were the most since Kobe Bryant's 55 on 1/22/06 ... scored 29 points with seven assists and four boards against Charlotte on 11/20 ... produced his first career double-double with 18 points and 11 assists against Portland on 12/12 ... blocked a career-best three shots on 1/8 against Chicago ... dished 11 dimes along with two steals at Utah on 1/16 ... handed out a career-best 13 assists and added 18 points and three steals against Minnesota on 1/23 ... tallied 35 points, with a Bucks rookie record eight three-pointers, eight assists, five rebounds and two steals at Sacramento on 3/19 ... registered 29 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and four steals against Memphis on 3/28 ... swiped a career-high five steals to go with 16 points, seven assists and two boards at Philadelphia on 4/9 … 2008-09: Averaged 5.5 points, 1.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals in 17.0 minutes in 27 Italian League games with Lottomatica Virtus Roma ... scored in double figures four times, including 14 points vs. Fortitudo, 13 vs. Angelico, 12 vs. Carife and 11 vs. Banca Tercas ... had seven assists vs. Snaidero and six steals vs. Angelico ... in Euroleague competition, averaged 7.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 19.0 minutes over 16 appearances ... scored a season-high 17 points vs. Unicaja ... registered 14 points in 18 minutes vs. Union Olimpija and 13 points twice vs. Tau Ceramica.
PLAYOFF HISTORY ... (7 games, 7 starts) ... 2010: Averaged 18.7 points, 3.6 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 35.6 minutes
... started all seven of Milwaukee's games against Atlanta and his 18.7 points led the team while his 3.6 assists were second ...
made his playoffs debut with 34 points at Atlanta on 4/17, the fourth most by a rookie in his playoff debut and just two points off
the record for a rookie in his playoffs debut (36 by Derrick Rose in 2009 and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1970). The 34 points were
the most by a Buck in the playoffs since Michael Redd scored 40 on 4/29/06 ... led the Bucks in points (23) and assists (six) on
4/26 ... scored a game-high 25 points on 4/28 at Atlanta.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft … signed with the Bucks on 7/28/09 ... had the third-year option on his contract picked up by the Bucks on 10/25/10.
PERSONAL ... Donated $50,000 to the National Italian American Foundation's (NIAF)/Abruzzo Relief Fund after an earthquake in the town of L'Aquila and other small towns in central Italy in the region of Abruzzo left 298 dead and 65,000 homeless ... the 2008 Naismith and Parade Magazine Player of the Year as a high school senior at Oak Hill Academy ... won the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for the month of February for his charitable efforts while in his home state of California for the 2011 All-Star Weekend ... provided refurbishments to his preschool, Double Rock Learning Center in Compton, CA, and partnered with Under Armour to refurbish his childhood basketball court of Rowley Park in Gardena, CA.