Keith Jennings (basketball)
November 2, 1968 |
|Listed height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|High school||Culpeper County
(Culpeper County, Virginia)
|College||East Tennessee State (1987–1991)|
|NBA draft||1991 / Undrafted|
|1992–1995||Golden State Warriors|
|2000||Saint Petersburg Lions|
|2007–2008||East Tennessee State (GA)|
|2008–2009||Science Hill HS (asst.)|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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. 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. 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. 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. In 2014, he became assistant coach at Lees–McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina.
- List of shortest players in National Basketball Association history
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career assists leaders
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career steals leaders
- "Keith Jennings Stats | Basketball-Reference.com". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-12-06.
- Mister returning to help coach, finish degree
- 04/22/1995 NBA Box Score at gs - basketballreference.com
- Bluefield Daily Telegraph: ‘Mister’ influences Ramblin’ Rams
- Keith 'Mister' Jennings Tabbed Men's Basketball Assistant Coach
- NBA stats @ basketballreference.com
- French League profile
- ETSU proclaims Keith "Mister" Jennings Day (November 27, 2004) @ etsubucs.com
- Rushin, Steve. Sports Illustrated (January 29, 1991) "Hey, Mister: Keith Jennings, the little big man they call Mister, has led East Tennessee State to the big time"