Brandon Jennings grateful to be back with Bucks organization
OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- A former rising star with the Milwaukee Bucks is back to the organization that gave him his first shot.
Brandon Jennings was picked up off waivers by the Wisconsin Herd February 13th.
"It just felt like it was a great opportunity for me, for other NBA teams to see me play and get a chance to go out there," said Herd point guard Jennings. "I'm grateful for the opportunity and definitely blessed."
Brandon Jennings spent seven seasons in the NBA before playing part of this season in the Chinese Basketball Association.
"It was definitely physical, guys played hard every night, they competed to the end. That's one thing I respect about the CBA guys played really hard and they just never backed down," said Jennings. "It was just a great opportunity to play in another country. I guess I'm a world hooper now, I hoop all over the place."
Jennings is excited to be back in the state he called home as a 20-year-old rookie.
"When I first got off the flight I took a trip downtown of course and I got to see the city," said Jennings. "The city's really changed a lot with the new arena and everything. I'm just happy just to be back and just play basketball."
"One of the main reasons we're excited is that we have a little bit of veteran leadership at the point guard position which we haven't had this year," said Herd head coach Jordan Brady. "With a guy like that it's just fun to be able to play with somebody who has such a good feel for distributing the basketball and then obviously he's a high-level scoring threat. He's someone that opposing teams will have to game plan for which I think will help some of our younger players as well."
Jennings was drafted in the first round by the Bucks and played four seasons in Milwaukee. When asked if he thought he could come up and help the Bucks this season; he said his focus is right here in Oshkosh.
"As long as I'm here I have to keep playing hard every night and keep giving my all," he said. "I don't know what's going to happen but my focus is with the Herd right now."
Ten games remain on the schedule for the Herd. The next home game is Friday, March 2nd.