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Mother: Jennings signs multiyear deal with Italian team

Updated: July 23, 2008, 2:16 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Former Arizona signee Brandon Jennings signed a multiyear contract Wednesday with Pallacanestro Virtus Roma in Rome, his mother, Alice Knox, said in an e-mail to ESPN.com.

The 18-year old Jennings is expected to compete for major minutes at the point as he spends at least one year playing in Italy in preparation for the June 2009 NBA draft. The contract is expected to have a buyout to leave for the NBA. Jennings will turn 19 in September and because he signed with a professional ...

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