Keith Jennings (basketball)

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Keith Jennings
Personal information
Born (1968-11-02) November 2, 1968 (age 48)
Culpeper, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Career information
High school Culpeper County
(Culpeper County, Virginia)
College East Tennessee State (1987–1991)
NBA draft 1991 / Undrafted
Playing career 1991–2004
Position Point guard
Career history
As player:
1991 Jacksonville Hooters
1991–1992 Brandt Hagen
19921995 Golden State Warriors
1995–1996 Estudiantes
1997–1999 Le Mans
1999 Real Madrid
1999–2000 Fenerbahçe
2000 Saint Petersburg Lions
2000–2002 Strasbourg
2002–2003 SLUC Nancy
2003–2004 Strasbourg
As coach:
2004–2007 Highland School
2007–2008 East Tennessee State (GA)
2008–2009 Science Hill HS (asst.)
2009–2014 Bluefield (asst.)
2014–present Lees–McRae (asst.)
Career highlights and awards

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

Jennings, a 5'7" (1.70 m) 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]

He was not selected in the 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 treys, 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.

From 2004 to 2007, he 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]

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