got cold feet last minute and decided to hang out in a location more private
than Madison Square Garden for the draft proceedings. He would have been fine in the Green Room, though, as Milwaukee made Jennings the No. 10 pick in the draft. (Update:
A-ha! After hearing the news, Jennings made his way to MSG after all -- he was introduced by David Stern out of order moments after the Suns drafted Earl Clark with the 14th pick.)
What's the verdict? Did Jennings' Italian sojourn work? I would say so, given that similarly touted high school class of 2008 point guard Jrue Holiday remains on the board. Despite the iffy status leading into draft night, Jennings did exactly
what he set out to do in Rome. I won't say "open the floodgates" quite yet, but ... aw, ta' heck with it. Open the floodgates.