MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Even though the Milwaukee Bucks are several games below .500, there is a good possibility that Brandon Jennings could be selected as an All Star on Thursday for the first time in his three-year NBA career.
If that happens, the Bucks' 22-year-old point guard may not be able to contain his emotions.
"I would have tears of joy if I did make it," Jennings said. "I can just remember me playing as a kid in Europe that everybody doubted and said I would never make it, and them saying I'd never be a consistent player or I'd never be an All Star."
Jennings, Milwaukee's No. 10 overall pick in 2009, decided to forgo the usual college basketball route after high school, instead opting to play in Italy for one year before entering the draft.
This season has been a big improvement for Jennings in several offensive areas. He is averaging 20 points per game, which is the 13th-best mark in the entire NBA. Jennings is shooting 43.3 percent from the floor, significantly up from ...