Jennings during a Wizards game March 2017.
|Born||September 23, 1989 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||169 lb (77 kg)|
|High school||Dominguez |
Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
|NBA Draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|Playing career||2008–present (13 years)|
|2008–2009||Lottomatica Roma (Italy)|
|2016–2017||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jennings was born in Compton, California to Alice Knox. He has a half brother named Terrence Phillips. His father committed suicide when he was young.
Jennings attended Dominguez High School in Compton, California for his freshman and sophomore year. Before his junior year, Jennings transferred to powerhouse Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. In his last year of high school, Jennings averaged 32.7 points, 7.4 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game and set the school record for points in a season. This performance earned him some of high school basketball’s most prestigious awards: the 2008 Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award, 2007–08 Gatorade Player of the Year (Virginia), 2008 Parade Magazine Player of the Year and 2008 EA Sports Player of the Year. He led his 2006–2007 team to a 41–1 record and the top ranking in the USA Today Super 25 list of high school teams. He was rated as the nation's #1 high school basketball prospect in the class of 2008 by Scout.com, the #1 prospect in the ESPNU 150, and the #4 prospect by Rivals.com.