Former Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings may end his career in Europe. Jennings left the prestigious Oak Hill Academy to sign with an Italian EuroLeague club called Lottomatica Roma in 2008.
From Antonis Straggylakis of eurohoop.net:
“I started my career in Europe. I know how to play European basketball and this is where I may end my career,” Brandon Jennings said in an interview to Serbian website MVP Portal.
He became the first American player to go directly overseas to play professionally, rather than playing college ball. He initially decided to play at the University of Arizona, but decided to pass up the opportunity after the school parted with two assistants that recruited him. After one season in Italy, Jennings declared for the 2009 NBA Draft.
Jennings was drafted No. 10 overall by the Bucks, where averaged 15.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists while appearing in all 82 regular season games during his rookie campaign. In his seventh NBA game, Jennings scored a career-high 55 points in a win over the Golden State Warriors. He didn't score in the first quarter, but dropped an astounding 29 points in the third.
In 2013, Brandon Jennings predicted that his Bucks would beat a LeBron James led Miami Heat team in six games before their first-round NBA Playoff matchup. The Bucks were swept in the series. After that season, Jennings became a journeyman. He spent time with the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks and Washington Wizards before returning to the Bucks in the 2017-18 season.
Jennings had took the past less traveled to the league. While he hopes he gets another opportunity to play in the NBA, he says he would be content if he finished his career where it started.