Brandon Jennings and Under Armour want to hear your best “I Will” Protect This House story, and the best entry will win an autographed pair of Brandon’s “Young Buck” Prototype II sneakers. Whether it’s a story about fighting through injury, facing doubters or simply overcoming a challenge, be sure to share your story in the comments section below.
Here’s Brandon’s entry: I’ve always been hungry. My whole life I’ve been hearing noise about what I can and can’t do. “He’s too small.” “He’s too young.” “He can’t shoot.” “He can’t be a leader.” Being the competitor that I am, hearing these kinds of things just makes me hungrier. So I go to work. I get to the gym when it’s dark in the morning. Sometimes I’m there late at night.
On November 14, 2009, after a scoreless first quarter, Jennings scored 29 points in the 3rd quarter against Golden State en route to a total of 55 points in the game to break the team record for most points by a rookie, previously set by Lew Alcindor in 1970.
Jennings’ performance was the most points scored by a rookie since Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe scored 56 in 1968. He became the youngest player to ever score 55, collecting the second-highest total for a player under 21, behind only LeBron James’ 56 points in March 2005.