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Brandon Jennings Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016
Brandon Byron Jennings, the American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA), was born on 23 September 1989 in Compton, California USA, to mother Alice Knox and father Byron Jennings. He was the first American to skip college and cross the Atlantic in order to train as a pro and later join the NBA.
A noted point guard, how rich is Brandon Jennings? Sources state that he has acquired a net worth of $4 million, wealth accumulated during his carrier as a professional basketball player. However, his contracts signed recently – including an annual salary supposedly over $8 million – suggest that this amount is set to grow rapidly, provided he can stay injury-free.
Brandon Jennings Net Worth $4 Million
Jennings was raised by a single mother, along with his younger brother Terrence, as his father committed suicide when Jennings was eight years old. He attended Dominguez High School in Compton and two years later he transformed to powerhouse Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. Averaging 32.7 points and 7.5 assists in four years, he was considered as a highly successful senior, winning all the prestigious awards. The player chose to attend the University of Arizona, however, he skipped college and signed a $1.65 million net income guaranteed contract with the Italian Lega A’s Lottomatica Roma in 2008. He also signed Under Armour for $2 million, significantly increasing his net worth. As the NBA’s policy requires players to be at least 19 years old, Jennings decided that playing overseas instead of at an American college would be the best way to gain experience and make money before joining the NBA. After spending a year with the European Club he declared himself eligible for the 2009 NBA Draft and was chosen as the 10th overall pick in the first round by the Milwaukee Bucks, increasing his wealth by signing a contract worth nearly $4.5 million.
In his rookie season (2009-2010), Jennings scored 55 points in a game to break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 1970 rookie record, collecting the second-highest total for a player under 21 and the second-most points scored by a Milwaukee Buck. This brought a rash of attention to Jennings, but also raised high expectations. He finished the season with averages of 15.5 points, 5.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds being the only Buck player to start all 82 games and the first Eastern Conference rookie to win the award four times in one season. Jennings recorded his first ever triple double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and was averaging 18.7 points per game during the second season (2010-2011), but due to a foot injury he missed 19 games, however he still scored a season-high 37 points against the Knicks after his comeback, although the team missed the NBA playoffs. Although the third season (2011-2012) was a successful one for the player, the Bucks missed the playoffs again. Teamed up with Monta Ellis, Jennings led the team to the playoffs in his last, fourth season (2012-2013).
In 2013, he was traded to Detroit Pistons, signing $24 million contract. In 2014 he tied the Piston’s record for most assists in a half with 16, and the next season (2014-2015) with 21, becoming the first player to record a 20-point, 20-assist game in the NBA since Steve Nash in 2009. He was ruled out for the rest of the season due to an Achilles injury, but averaged 15.4 points, 6.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 41 games. On February 16, 2016 Jennings was traded to the Orlando Magic.
In his personal life, at the age of 19 Jennings donated $50,000 to the National Italian American Organization’s (NIAF) Abruzzo Relief Fund to help L’Aquila earthquake victims and their families. He isn’t married, however, according to sources, he already has two sons with two different women.
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Brandon Jennings information
|Birth date:||September 23, 1989|
|Birth place:||Compton, California, United States|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||170 lbs (77 kg)|
|Education:||Manuel Dominguez High School, Oak Hill Academy, University of Arizona|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Awards:||NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010), McDonalds All-American MVP (2008), Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2008), MaxPreps National Player of the Year (2007 (2007), 2008), First-team Parade All-American (2008), EA SPORTS National Player of the Year (2008),|
|Nominations:||NBA draft, 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall, 2009–10 NBA 1st Team All-Rookie|
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|Gunnin' for That #1 Spot||2008||Documentary||Himself|
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|1||(July 9) Announced that he will pursue a career in Europe until he becomes eligible for the NBA draft. Jennings is the first player since the NBA enacted its 19-year-old age requirement in 2006 to skip college basketball.|
|2||Taken #10 overall in the NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. [June 2009]|
|3||High school basketball player at Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia). Has signed a letter of intent with the University of Arizona.|
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