Found December 16, 2011 on JSOnline:
It's an enticing matchup two years in the making. When Ricky Rubio was selected fifth overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2009 draft and Brandon Jennings went 10th to the Milwaukee Bucks, basketball fans were eager to see the young point guards face off.
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