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Brandon Jennings Proving to Milwaukee Bucks That He's Better Than Advertised

Adam LindemerSenior Analyst IDecember 23, 2016

Brandon Jennings has only played two games in the NBA, but already the league is finding out exactly how talented he is.

Jennings was given slack after he graduated high school, when he decided to hop on a plane to Europe and play ball overseas, rather than spend a year in college like a Greg Oden or Kevin Durant.

After a year, he came back to the States, where he was drafted No. 10 by the Milwaukee Bucks.

It didn't take Jennings long to prove to his teammates that he belonged.

In his very first NBA game, Jennings flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 17 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in Milwaukee's 99-86 loss to the 76ers on Friday.

Flash forward 24 hours, and Jennings was at it again, this time in front of a home crowd that has just been waiting to explode.

Jennings had just three points in the first half against the Detroit Pistons, but broke out for 16 points in the third quarter alone in the Bucks 96-85 victory Saturday.

He only had three assists and two rebounds versus Detroit, but Jennings did come away with three steals, and one highlight-reel play.

After one of those steals, Jennings was busting it down court against two Pistons defenders.

Jennings pulled off a behind the back, 180 degree layup to put the Bucks ahead by four in the third quarter, to which the Milwaukee crowd went wild. He would go on to score nine out of 12 points for the Bucks during a huge run in the third.

Even though Jennings was a top 10 pick, he is quickly becoming a steal for the Bucks, and even his supposedly downfall hasn't shown up.

It was said that Jennings had an 'ugly' shot, and it is something that he will continue to struggle with.

So far, he is 16-for-31 from the floor, including 5-for-9 from behind the arc.

Last time I checked, 50 percent is pretty darn good in the NBA.

Of course every player in the NBA goes through shooting slumps and peaks, and Jennings will be no different for Milwaukee.

The slogan for the 2009-10 Bucks season is "Work Hard. Play Hard."

Through two games, Brandon Jennings is doing just that. And if he continues to do it, he will win over the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and the rest of the NBA. 

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