Charles Jenkins (basketball)
Jenkins warming up for the Golden State Warriors.
|No. 22 – Red Star Telekom Belgrade|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
February 28, 1989 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Holy Cross (Queens, New York)
Springfield Gardens (Queens, New York)
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|Pro playing career||2011–present|
|2011||Teramo Basket (Italy)|
|2011–2013||Golden State Warriors|
|2013–present||Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 2011 NBA Draft after finishing his four-year college career with the Hofstra Pride. He signed a contract with the Warriors on December 9, 2011. On February 21, 2013, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.
While attending Hempstead, New York's Hofstra University, Jenkins, a 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) guard for the Hofstra Pride men's basketball team, had already amassed 1,767 points, 440 rebounds, 331 assists and 156 steals through his first three seasons. He is Hofstra's all-time leading scorer (2,463), breaking Antoine Agudio's record (2,286) set in 2007–08, and graduated as the second leading scorer in Colonial Athletic Association history behind Hall of Famer David Robinson, who scored 2,669 points at Navy. Jenkins had his jersey retired by Hofstra prior to his final home game of his senior season, making him the fourth player in school history to be so honored, and the first to have it retired while still active.
Early life and high school
He commuted to Holy Cross High School until transferring to Springfield Gardens High School, where he played high school basketball for three seasons. As a senior in 2005–06, he averaged 21.1 points, 7.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds en route to a New York Post selection to the All-New York City Team.
After redshirting his true freshman season of 2006–07, Jenkins began competing for the Hofstra University Pride in 2007–08. He played in 29 games and averaged 15.0 points and 4.6 rebounds, led his team in free throw percentage (78.0), and finished 10th in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in scoring (first among freshmen). Jenkins was named the CAA Rookie of the Year, Metropolitan New York Rookie of the Year and to the Third Team All-Metropolitan New York.
In 2008–09, Jenkins averaged 19.7 points and 4.8 rebounds in 32 games played. In the last game of the regular season against UNC Wilmington, he surpassed the 1,000-point milestone, joining Agudio as the only two sophomores to reach 1,000 points prior to their junior seasons. At the season's end, his 1,065 points stood 47 points more than Agudio's pace at the end of his respective sophomore season. Jenkins garnered numerous awards for his year. Among them was the coveted Haggerty Award, which is an award given annually to the greater New York Metropolitan area's best Division I men's basketball player. He became just the fifth sophomore overall (and first since Ron Artest in 1998–99) to earn it in the 73-year history of the award to that point.
As a junior in 2009–10, Jenkins once again increased most of his season averages. He scored 20.6 points, grabbed 4.5 rebounds, dished out 3.9 assists and shot 40.9% from three-point range. On November 30, 2009, in an 84–80 win versus Fairfield, he scored a career high 38 points on 12-for-17 shooting and went 9-for-9 in free throw attempts. Although the Pride would finish the year with a 19–15 overall record, Jenkins' personal play was good enough to make him the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Year. Additionally, he became just the ninth repeat winner of the Haggerty Award.
Jenkins became just the third player all-time to win the Haggerty Award three times, joining Jim McMillian (Columbia, 1968–70) and Chris Mullin (St. John's, 1983–85), both of whom later achieved great success at the NBA and/or Olympic levels of competition.
In the 2011 NBA Draft, Jenkins was selected in the second round (44th overall) by the Golden State Warriors. Due to the 2011 NBA lockout, Jenkins played in Italy for Teramo Basket in Serie A for two months. When the lockout lifted and pre-season began on December 9, 2011, he then officially signed with the Warriors. Jenkins made his NBA regular season debut on December 25, 2011 in the Warriors' 2011–12 season opener against the Los Angeles Clippers. Jenkins came in the game and finished with one assist in 1 minute of play.
On February 21, 2013, Jenkins was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for a second round draft pick.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "Class Notes 2011 ~ Hofstra Magazine". HofstraMagazine.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
- "Charles Jenkins". Player biography. Hofstra University. 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- "Charles Jenkins stats". ESPN. 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- Satriano, David (February 27, 2011). "Hofstra's Jenkins shows Pride in finale". New York Post (nypost.com). Retrieved March 6, 2011.
- "Jenkins keeps brother's dream alive all the way to NBA". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
- Thamel, Pete (March 5, 2011). "Hofstra's Jenkins Stayed Home and Stayed Focused". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
- Sass, Max (22 April 2010). "Charles Jenkins wins second-straight Haggerty Award". The Chronicle. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- "Hofstra's Jenkins Earns CAA Men's Basketball Player of the Year Honors" (Press release). Men's Basketball News. Colonial Athletic Association. 4 March 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- "Hofstra's Jenkins Repeats as Haggerty Award winner" (Press release). Men's Basketball News. Colonial Athletic Association. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- Warriors Trade Charles Jenkins to Philadelphia
- "Red Star signs Charles Jenkins". Sportando.net. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
- "Upoznajte Čarlsa Dženkinsa". kkcrvenazvezda.rs. Retrieved 31 July 2013.(Serbian)
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- Hofstra biography
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