Brandon Jennings 6’3 160 2023 Prince George HS (VA) / Team Marsh AAU
There is so much to be excited about when watching Brandon Jennings play. His quickness, length, and athleticism. His ball-handling skills and shiftiness, his fluid stroke and scoring instincts, and his creativity scoring around the basket. He is a talented and skilled prospect and has the ability to make the difficult look routine! Brandon is a long and wiry 6’3 and there’s every indication in his lengthy frame that plenty more length is coming. He can play either guard position and does a great job mixing in scoring and distributing the basketball. He has a strong handle featuring quick crossover combinations, inside outs, and a variety of ball-handling moves he can go to when needed. Rarely does he rely on his ball-handling variety as he uses his length and quickness nicely when attacking space and changes speeds so effectively. He has a quick burst and plays off hesitations nicely. He uses his rangy strides and quickness and slices through traffic easily blowing by his defender and contorting his lengthy frame to finish around secondary defenders.
Brandon keeps his quick dribble low in traffic and is so quick he can turn the corner at will and uses his impressive burst and length to explode to the rim. He’s a dynamic playmaker, especially in transition. He changes speeds frequently and when he senses the opportunity to catch defenders off guard he can blow by them and make a play for himself or for teammates where he uses his very good court vision and passing skills to create opportunities for teammates. For a player with his scoring instincts and potential, Brandon is very unselfish and does a nice job surveying the floor and finding the open man or creating opportunities with his advanced playmaking skills. Very difficult matchup given his length, shiftiness, and quickness. A nightmare to have to defend in isolations because of his shot-making versatility, range, and ability to get wherever he needs to and to score from all levels.
Brandon has the ability to explode to the rim and score or stop on a dime and hit the pull-up jumper with very good efficiency. He hits the catch and shoot jumper at a good rate and is very good stepping into his shot off the dribble. He has prolific scoring potential, fluid mechanics, and a great touch on floaters and finishes off the glass. Brandon defends 1-3 effectively and uses his long wingspan and solid footwork to his advantage defending the dribble and off the ball where he also demonstrates very good anticipation skills in passing lanes. Brandon checks all the boxes you look for in a prospect not only on the court but off the court as well. He has a solid work ethic and is a high-character young man. He carries a 4.2 GPA in the classroom while starring not only on the basketball court but on the football field as well where he plays wide receiver and cornerback! Coaches should add Brandon Jennings to their must-see list! Such an impressive and exciting prospect in Virginia’s 2023 class!