Brandon Jennings

  • American athlete
  • Born September 23, 1989

Brandon Byron Jennings (born September 23, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who played most recently for the Milwaukee Bucks . After graduating from Oak Hill Academy, he decided to play professional basketball with Italian club Lottomatica Roma, leading to controversy and debate regarding the NBA's "prep-to-pro" policy that was adopted in 2006. After a year in Italy, Jennings declared for the 2009 NBA draft and was selected 10th overall by the Bucks. He played four seasons in Milwaukee before being traded to the Detroit Pistons in 2013.

Going to college was something that I didn't want to do.

I started playing basketball when I was about three years old. After that, everything else just came naturally. I had older cousins that used to let me hang with them, so I got my toughness from them.

During the lockout year, my focus was the basics, sharpening my moves, my fundamentals.

As long as you put me out on the court, I was gonna play hard.

Coach Skiles is tough. He's been my only coach in the NBA, so I'm used to it. His rules are a little different at times. At the end of the day, he just wants you to play hard defense, and you can't fault him for that.

I've never really been told my game reflects like I'm from Los Angeles. I'm always told that I have more of an East Coast type game.

When I was about 12 years old, I knew I had to take the game more seriously if I wanted to be able to provide for my family.