Could Brandon Jennings Start For the Eastern Conference All-Star Game?

Waleed ErshadCorrespondent INovember 15, 2009

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 03: Brandon Jennings #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks brings the ball upcourt against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on November 3, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Bucks 83-81. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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I believe at this point I do not have to remind you of Brandon Jennings' incredible 55-point night against Golden State.  Maybe some points that you were uninformed of were that he was scoreless in the 1st quarter and only had 10 in the second quarter.  If you do the math, it adds up to 45 points in the 2nd half.


So far in the season he is averaging 25.6 ppg, 5.1 apg, and 4.4 rpg.  Also, he is shooting 49.6% from the field and a scorching 56.7% from the three-point line.

Those are amazing numbers, especially for a rookie.  His stellar play has his Milwaukee Bucks sitting pretty at 5-2.

Let's take a look at his competition's stats at the point guard spot:

Gilbert Arenas

Stats: 23.4 ppg, 6.3 apg, and 3.6 rpg.  40.9 FG%, 44.4 3P%

Team's record:  2-7

Analysis:  Arenas may be the most established out the list, as he is a three-time all-star.  But he is still being questioned after missing two seasons due to injury and his 40.9% shooting may validate some critics.  Plus, his team's horrid start cannot help his chances at making the all-star team.

Rajon Rondo

Stats:  10.3 ppg, 8.7 apg, and 3.5 rpg.  57.9 FG%, 0.00 3P%

Team's record:  8-3

Analysis:  Rondo has earned himself a nice contract extension from the Celtics.  Although he still needs to work on his jumper, he has figured out where the Big 3 like the ball and knows how to pile up the assists.  Unfortunately for Rondo, he may be 4th on the all-star list on his team.

Mo Williams

Stats:  18.4 ppg, 4.3 apg, and 2.4 rpg.  48.6 FG%, 51.1 3P%

Team's record:  7-3

Analysis:  Williams is putting together another nice year as LeBron's sidekick.  He is shooting a great percentage in threes and is solid from the field overall.  You have to think Cleveland will get the usual "at least two all-stars" as all Elite teams usually do.  He is looking to take that spot over Shaq at the moment.

Jameer Nelson

Stats:  13.5 ppg, 5.6 apg, and 2.8 rpg.  44.0 FG%, 43.8 3P%

Team's record:  7-3

Analysis:  Nelson is just one of the many weapons Orlando acquires.  He is doing a decent job of getting all the scorers the ball at their spots and picking his spots to score as well.  Like Rondo though, Nelson may be fourth on the all-star list on his team behind Howard, Carter, and Lewis.

Jose Calderon

Stats:  13.0 ppg, 6.7 apg, and 2.3 rpg.  51.1 FG%, 28.0 3P%

Team's record:  5-4

Analysis:  Calderon is putting together another nice season north of the border.  His numbers have taken a little hit with the emergence of Andrea Bargnani and the addition of Hedo Turkoglu.  The all-star team is probably a stretch for him as it is likely only Chris Bosh will make the trip to Dallas.

Devin Harris

Stats:  15.5 ppg, 7.5 apg, and 5.5 rpg.  32.3 FG%, 0.00 3P%

Team's record:  0-10

Analysis:  Harris, an all-star last year, has been frustrated with an injury that has only limited him to two game so far.  When he returns, look for him to put up great numbers on a offense-deprived Nets team.  Unfortunately for Harris, the all-star team likes to reward players on winning teams.

Final Analysis: You have to admit, it looks like Jennings has a solid chance at starting or at least being a reserve on the all-star team as long as he keeps up his stellar play and the Bucks keep winning.  We might we watching a superstar grow up before our very eyes.