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Keith Russell "Mister" Jennings (born November 2, 1968) is an American basketball coach, who formerly played professional in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1]

Keith Jennings
Personal information
Born (1968-11-02) November 2, 1968 (age 50)
Culpeper, Virginia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Listed weight160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High schoolCulpeper County
(Culpeper County, Virginia)
CollegeEast Tennessee State (1987–1991)
NBA draft1991 / Undrafted
Playing career1991–2004
PositionPoint guard
Number2
Coaching career2004–present
Career history
As player:
1991Jacksonville Hooters
1991–1992Brandt Hagen
19921995Golden State Warriors
1995–1996Estudiantes
1997–1999Le Mans
1999Real Madrid
1999–2000Fenerbahçe
2000Saint Petersburg Lions
2000–2002Strasbourg
2002–2003SLUC Nancy
2003–2004Strasbourg
As coach:
2004–2007Highland School
2007–2008East Tennessee State (GA)
2008–2009Science Hill HS (assistant)
2009–2014Bluefield (assistant)
2014–2017Lees–McRae (assistant)
2017–presentLees–McRae (women's)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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College careerEdit

Jennings, a 5'7" (1.70 m) tall point guard, attended East Tennessee State University, for four academic years (1987–91). Jennings won the 1991 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, given to the outstanding collegiate senior six feet tall and under, and was a second-team consensus All-American. He also led the NCAA Division I that year in three-point field goals, shooting 59 percent.[2]

Professional playing careerEdit

Jennings was not selected in the 1991 NBA draft, and started his NBA career as a free agent. He spent three seasons in the NBA, with the Golden State Warriors (1992–95), playing in 164 games, and averaging 6.6 points and 3.7 assists in 18.0 minutes per game. Jennings' personal best in the NBA was a 23-point performance, in his next-to-last regular season game with the Warriors, on April 22, 1995. In that game, Jennings made 8 of 10 field goals, including 3 of 4 three-pointers, and was perfect in 4 free-throw attempts in 41 minutes.[3] He dished off 10 assists that game to cap off his best performance in the NBA. He was selected by the Toronto Raptors in the 1995 expansion draft, but did not play for them. He also played professionally in Europe. In 2003–04 he parlayed his experience on the court to help the basketball club in Strasbourg, France.

Coaching careerEdit

From 2004 to 2007, Jennings was the head coach of the boys' varsity basketball team at the private Highland School in Warrenton, Virginia.[2] Jennings joined the staff at his alma mater, East Tennessee State, as a graduate assistant coach for the 2007–08 season while he completed his degree.[2] After a year as an assistant coach at Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tennessee, Jennings was assistant coach at Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia from 2009–2014.[4] In 2014, he became assistant coach at Lees–McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina.[5]

On July 7, 2017, Jennings was named head women’s coach at Lees–McRae.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Keith Jennings Stats | Basketball-Reference.com". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Mister returning to help coach, finish degree
  3. ^ 04/22/1995 NBA Box Score at gs - basketballreference.com
  4. ^ Bluefield Daily Telegraph: ‘Mister’ influences Ramblin’ Rams
  5. ^ Keith 'Mister' Jennings Tabbed Men's Basketball Assistant Coach
  6. ^ "Keith "Mister" Jennings named new Head Women's Basketball Coach at Lees-McRae". Lees–McRae College. July 7, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2019.

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