View Full Version : Brandon Jennings signs with Pallacanestro Virtus Roma

07-16-2008, 09:17 PM
Instead of Arizona, Brandon Jennings is heading to Rome.

The 18-year-old point guard, the consensus top-ranked player in the country, signed a multi-year, multi-million contract with Pallacanestro Virtus Roma, an Italian club in Serie A of Euroleague, according to multiple reports.

Jennings is set to become the first American high school player to go directly to Europe since the NBA instituted a rule three years ago requiring that players be at least one year removed from high school before they can enter the league's draft.

Last week he declared his intentions to play abroad this upcoming season, giving up his scholarship at the University of Arizona. Still not eligible by NCAA standards, he decided not to wait for the results of his latest SAT.

Jennings spent three days in Las Vegas participating in unorganized workouts in front of team representatives from seven different countries. According to the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post, Jennings signed with the prominent Italian club.

In a statement, Jennings's advisor Sonny Vaccaro described the terms as a "three-year, multimillion-dollar" contract with buyout considerations that will allow Jennings to leave the team and enter the NBA draft when eligible next year, according to the Los Angeles Times.

-Fox Sports

07-16-2008, 09:28 PM
I liked the results of my SAT. :D Anyways, I can understand him wanting to earn some $ before heading to the NBA. Either way, he's one and done.

07-17-2008, 04:12 AM
Roma is playing uptempo b-ball and is a good fit for him. But he will have to face the strong defenses night in and night out and that's where Jennings will make or break his season.

07-17-2008, 09:14 PM
It can really help him to play against bigger and stronger players. I'm going to go ahead and say he will be rookie of the year in 2 years.

07-20-2008, 03:09 AM
give em props 4 signing with an italian team

07-22-2008, 05:34 PM
Go Italy Go