Jeff Teague Knew Marquis Had NBA Talent
Out of all the places Marquis Teague could have fallen to in the NBA draft, the Chicago Bulls may have been the best team for him, according to his older brother Jeff.
Jeff Teague, a point guard for the Atlanta Hawks, is happy to finally get to face his brother in a professional game. He seems almost happier that his brother is getting to play for Tom Thibodeau and learn from veteran guards like Kirk Hinrich and Derrick Rose.
Jeff always knew that Marquis had professional-level talent; it’s just that, for a while, Jeff thought Marquis’ profession might be football. Once Marquis got more into basketball, Jeff offered advice but mostly wanted his younger brother to learn on his own.
Once Marquis hit the basketball floor, Jeff knew it was only a matter of time before his younger brother jumped to the next level. He knew early on that Marquis, who he says is more emotional on the court, was good enough to play in the league.