Monday , Mar , 08 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Brandon Jennings Says Italy Prepared him for NBA

While some rookies fade in the final quarter of a grueling National Basketball Association season, Jennings’ motor is still running at a high level.

"I was a pro last year," Jennings said of playing in the Italian League at age 19. "I feel like this is my second year being a professional athlete.
"It (playing at Lottomatica Virtus Roma) just got me mentally ready and right now toward the end of the season most rookies get tired. Right now, I’m playing for something bigger."