Yesterday, former high school "Phenom" Brandon Jennings signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Under Armour to become the face of their new basketball division. Brandon Jennings once again has blazed his own path by signing with Under Armour instead of one of the major shoe companies. Brandon says "I've always prided myself on being one step ahead of the pack and true to my beliefs -- like my journey to play professionally in Europe,'' Jennings said. "I look forward to my role as a global ambassador for Under Armour."
He was the first high school basketball player to skip college since the NBA age policy went into effect by choosing to take his skills to Europe. He signed a multi-year deal with Pallacanestro Virtus Roma of Italy (Jennings can opt out after each season to enter the NBA draft). Brandon is not afraid to step outside of the box and blaze his own route which if he becomes a lottery pick in the 2009 NBA draft will give other highly talented high school kids the option of going overseas.
He had one of the most impressive careers at one of the biggest powerhouse high school programs in the country Oak Hill Academy, VA. In his senior season he set the single game scoring record of 63 points along with the highest scoring average of 35.5 points last season. He is an excellent floor leader with the ability to make his teammates around him better or take over when needed. He finished the season averaging 35.5 pts, 7.5 ast, 5.0 rebs and 4.0 stl per game and earned 2008 Naismith High School Player of the Year Award, the 2008 Parade Magazine Player of the Year Award and the 2008 EA Sports Player of the Year Award.