Act one of Brandon Jennings and Josh Childress’ great European experiment took place this past weekend in Italy and Greece, respectively. And both their debuts were resounding successes for their teams.
Childress’ Olympiacos squad kicked things off first Saturday by crushing Egaleo 90-65. In 23 minutes of action Childress had a team-high 16 points on 4-9 shooting from the field and a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe.
Jennings’ and his Lottomatica Roma teammates had a tougher time in dispatching Eldo Caserta on Sunday. After leading for most of the game, Roma had to battle back from a six point deficit within the last minute of regulation to force overtime and finally prevail, 83-81. Jennings, coming off the bench and wearing number 11 in his pro debut, finished with seven points (3-10 fg), two rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes of action.