The No. 1 basketball player in his class, according to ESPN and Scout.com, has decided to make an unprecedented move to skip college and pursue a year-long professional career in Europe next season while he waits to be eligible for the NBA draft, Jennings' attorney, Jeff Valle told ESPN.com's Andy Katz Tuesday night in a text message.
Kelly Williams, Jennings' advisor, told CBSsports.com the point guard
could net $1 million with a European contract and shoe endorsement deal.
"In all honestly, I think Brandon wants options," Williams said. "If he has the opportunity right now to make $800,000 from a team and get a shoe contract and make more than $1 million before he even goes into the (2009 NBA) draft, then why wouldn't he do that?"