This guy is definitely a game-changer…
Last week, we discussed Brandon Jennings and his potential move to Europe, and from Jason Zengerle’s article in the New Republic entitled “The Pivot”, Sonny Vaccaro was not bluffing and seemed to have known who his ‘Jackie Robinson.’
I’m pretty stunned by Brandon Jennings’s move to Europe..In terms of following basketball, this is out-of-the-box move…And this blogga here likes this move.
The shame is that college basketball fans won’t be able to see Jennings match-up with Tywon Lawson in January. That would have been truly an epic battle.
If he hasn’t showed his maturity by making this move, the maturity level of Jennings is going to soar with this move to Europe. You have to wonder how many guys will follow this route in the next few years. (What will be interesting is how major teams in European cities will retain talent in the future. Let’s see this potential decision in the future…Barcelona or Oklahoma City?)
I also think this could be a watershed moment in terms of pushing kids who shouldn’t be in school in the first place to locales that will truly develop their games.
I’m looking forward to seeing how this plays out. Very gutsy move and a nice play…What will be wild is to follow this story come next June when he’s touring individual workouts for the NBA Draft…This is a good one.