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    Brandon Jennings’ test results delayed another week

    Brandon Jennings runs down the floor in McKale Center as a senior at Oak Hill Academy. The former Arizona signee was picked 10th overall in the NBA Draft Thursday night.
    Brandon Jennings runs down the floor in McKale Center as a senior at Oak Hill Academy. The former Arizona signee was picked 10th overall in the NBA Draft Thursday night.

    The great wait continues in ‘JenningsGate.’

    Brandon Jennings, the nation’s highly-touted 6-foot-2 point guard, will wait another week to receive his SAT results, which determines his NCAA eligibility for the 2008-09 season, according to ESPN.com.

    After College Board flagged his SAT retake earlier this year, Jennings was forced to take the test a third time on June 7 in order to meet NCAA student-athlete requirements.

    Originally, Jennings’ results were delayed from June 26 to today. However, an even smaller percentage of those scores — which includes Jennings — won’t be released until July 11, according to College Board.

    “”Although most scores are available on the first score release day, a small percentage might not be,”” says a statement on Collegeboard.com. “”If you fall in this small percentage, you will not see your scores online.””

    Since signing his letter of intent with Arizona last November, Jennings has publicly stated interest in skipping college to play professional basketball in Europe — regardless of gaining NCAA eligibility.

    The unprecedented move would allow Jennings to gain NBA Draft eligibility in 2009 after just one season overseas.

    “”It’s something I’m considering now,”” Jennings told ESPN. “”I still want to go to Arizona but if things don’t go right, I’m considering going overseas.

    “”Either [option] is good for me,”” Jennings added. “”I just think I would develop more if I went overseas and I would have played pro ball for a year. But if I went to Arizona we would have a good team because Chase is coming back.””

    Jennings has already been admitted to the UA – verified by his listing in the school’s online directory – but his NCAA requirements are determined by his GPA and SAT score.

    UA assistant coach Mike Dunlap told recently told the Daily Wildcat that the team will prepare options for each scenario.

    “”We’re trying to see what our options are if Jennings doesn’t pass the SAT,”” Dunlap said. “”When it gets right down to it, we don’t control that outcome. But what we can control are, What are our options from that point?””

    “”I think we know our options. It’s going to be up to Brandon and his family to see what he wants to do,”” Dunlap added. “”But we need to take a positive view of this. There are plenty of things that can happen on the positive side. We’re kind of in a wait-and-see situation.””

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