While many of the league’s future stars were proving themselves at the Orlando Summer League, Jabari Parker was lighting it up at the Chicago Pro-Am, Tony Wroten was putting up 53 at the Seattle Pro-Am and Brandon Jennings was putting on a show at the Drew League, where he dropped a ridiculous 57 points to go with 6 boards and 5 assists.
Usually, when we post about players in pro-am leagues putting up gaudy numbers, we will get a few people whining and saying those guys would never be able to do it in a NBA game. Well, on November 14th of 2009, a rookie Brandon Jennings scored 55 points in a NBA game vs the Golden State Warriors.
The 55 broke the Bucks record set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and was only three points away from Wilt’s record for most points ever scored by a rookie.
The most amazing thing about this game was the fact that Jennings missed 6 of his first 7 shots and was scoreless after the 1st quarter.