Jennings draws oohs, aahs in McKale pickup gameby Steve Rivera on Sep. 29, 2007, under Sports
You can see the amazing talent Brandon Jennings has. The very good court sense. The ability to move his team on the break for a running finish.
It was all apparent Friday on the first day of his visit to Arizona, where he’s decided to play next season.
About 100 fans were in McKale Center to watch one of the nation’s best high school point guards in pickup games with Wildcats. The wispy, 6-foot, 165-pound lefty drew some oohs and aahs with one-handed passes that found their mark.
He fit in well with the Cats, all present in the games except for sophomore Nic Wise, who was wearing a boot on his left foot to protect what was said to be a twisted ankle. The ankle was said to not be seriously injured.
What does all this mean? Well, it’s more than great to watch the guys play in pickup games and see their raw talent. It’s another thing to see them play defense and work their half-court offense when it matters. That all begins in two weeks when practice begins with Lute Olson and Kevin O’Neill.