Tiny Gallon Excited To Play With Brandon Jennings

by June 27, 2010

And we’re not mad that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel shouts us out in the story. “You never know just whom you might run into at the NBA draft at Madison Square Garden in New York. Say, for example, you’re 6-foot-9 Oklahoma forward Tiny Gallon. You’re seated in the crowd not far from the stage, green room and media area where all the action is and you happen to spot your former high school teammate and buddy Brandon Jennings right down in front of you doing online analysis for SLAM magazine. ‘I texted him, and I said, I see you, I’m right behind you, turn around,’ Gallon said. ‘He came up and, you know, all the fans up there were going crazy over him, but security kind of backed them up. Brandon shook my hand and gave me a hug and said, Congratulations – and went back to his seat.’ Gallon and Jennings were teammates at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, and Jennings is a major reason Gallon was so pleased that the Bucks used the third of their three second-round picks – No. 47 overall – to select him in Thursday’s draft. ‘That’s my man,’ Gallon said of Jennings, who just completed his rookie season with the Bucks. ‘I feel great. That’s a team I really wanted to come to because of Brandon. I know a lot of point guards in the NBA, but he’s the one I trust the most out of all of them because I’ve known him for quite a while. So me and him have a little chemistry – off the court, too. I just want to go there and try to help him.’