Brandon Jennings knew at an early age that he could compete on the basketball court. A McDonalds All-American, he won major awards as a senior at Oak Hill Academy, one of the premier high school basketball programs in the country, averaging 32.7 points and 7.4 assists per game. As the NBA requires all players to be one year removed from high school for draft eligibility, Jennings skipped college ball to go play overseas and was drafted 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks the following year.
In 2015 Brandon Jennings played the best basketball of his career, which is pretty incredible given his body of work. January of that year he dropped a season-high 37 points, and then five days later recorded a 24 point, 21 assist game becoming the first person to record a 20/20 game since Steve Nash did it in 2009. Then, three days later Jennings ruptured his Achilles.
Speaking exclusively with Jeff Schwartz, founder and president of Excel Sports Management and Jennings’ agent, I was able to gain insight into the rehab process that Jennings has gone through. Between countless hours in the gym and on the court, Jennings did what he had to do to prepare himself to come back stronger, faster, and quicker than ever. Here are the training tips Brandon Jennings picked up rehabbing from surgery: