Brandon Jennings: ‘I Would’ve Been An All-Star If I Didn’t Tear My Achilles’

Former NBA guard Brandon Jennings has an extremely fascinating story, starting with the choice to skip college to go straight to the NBA. The former top-ten draft pick was an excellent player in the League, but had injury issues that hindered his career.  

Jennings recently spoke to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, reminiscing on what could have been if he would have stayed healthy. 

“I would’ve been an All-Star for sure if I didn’t tear my Achilles,” said Jennings.

Jennings tore his Achilles in 2015, which is one of the most difficult injuries to return from at full strength. 

He was a full-time starter before that injury, but only started in 20 of 143 games following his recovery. 

Throughout his nine year NBA career, Jennings notched 555 career games. During that time, he averaged. 14.1 points and 3.1 assists per game while shooting 34.5 percent from deep. 

Had he been able to stay healthy, anything could have happened. A guy who could score 20 on any given night, he was yet another player that could have accomplished even greater things if it weren’t for injuries.