Jennings has to wait another week for SAT scores
Brandon Jennings will continue his waiting game. The nation's premier prep player from the Class of 2008 learned Saturday the College Board won't release his SAT score until July 11.
Jennings, a 6-foot-2 point guard who played his final two high school seasons at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., signed a letter of intent with Arizona last November. However, the latest SAT setback may drive Jennings closer to signing with a European club team. If he does, Jennings would become the first elite high school player to bypass college for professional basketball abroad.
Last week, Jennings was told he would receive his test score on July 5. Now that date has been pushed back nearly a week. Jennings, the top-ranked player in the ESPN 150, had his second set of SAT scores flagged after an apparent spike from his first scores. He's now awaiting the scores from his third time taking the test.
"Brandon will be all right," said Kelly Williams, a family friend. "He'll continue to wait. He was flagged last time; I'm sure they will closely scrutinize things this time."
Jennings, who is undecided about his basketball future, said he'd consider a jump to the professional ranks regardless if he receives the necessary scores. He plans to enter the 2009 NBA draft. He turns 19 on Sept. 23 and would need to spend one year out of high school and be 19 to be eligible for the 2009 draft.
"It would take a perfect situation," Jennings said earlier of playing in Europe. "I need a team that needs a point guard, a coach who would take the time to work with me, an American on the team who could show me the ropes and playing time to show off my game."
Christopher Lawlor is a high school sports writer for ESPN.com.