Friday, October 8, 2010

Do you recall Terrence Jennings?

We recall being in attendance at a summer basketball tourney with a pair of team facing off in particular. One roster included Eli Holman and Wendell McKines upfront and the other featured Matt Simpkins and Terrence Jennings. The latter pair were on a team out of Sacramento, if our memory is correct. Lots of physical ability and major potential on display -- some has been realized, some not.

Here's the Draft Express folks -- Kyle Nelson in particular -- with a Jennings evaluation. He is entering his junior year at Louisville under Rick Pitino:
Terrence Jennings, 6-10, Junior, Power Forward/Center, Louisville
5.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.7 turnovers, 0.6 steals, 1.3 blocks, 61.7% FG, 55.0% FT

It is safe to say that Terrence Jennings has yet to live up to the massive high school hype that followed him to Louisville. As a freshman and a sophomore, he failed to prove himself as anything other than an intriguing athlete. After an underwhelming stint backing up Samardo Samuels, however, Jennings is projected to start at center and will have the opportunity to earn minutes and to shoulder an expanded role on both ends of the floor.

After all, Jennings had NBA-caliber size and athleticism before he arrived at Louisville. Standing 6'10 with a fantastic 230-pound frame and impressive length, Jennings has the size and athleticism to play either post position at the next level.

For all of Jennings's physical and athletic gifts, however, he has made few strides on the offensive end since arriving at Louisville. He played just 13.2 minutes per game as a sophomore and scored in double figures just three times on his way to a paltry 5.1 points per game...
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