John Jenkins (basketball)
Jenkins with the Hawks
|No. 12 – Atlanta Hawks|
March 6, 1991 |
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Station Camp (Gallatin, Tennessee)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|2012||→Bakersfield Jam (D-League)|
|2013||→Bakersfield Jam (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
John Logan Jenkins III (born March 6, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jenkins was a two-time TSSAA Class AA Mr. Basketball selection, and was the Gatorade Tennessee High School Player of the Year in 2008–09. He played college basketball at Vanderbilt University.
High school and college career
As a senior at Station Camp High School, Jenkins was the nation's leading scorer for high schoolers, averaging 42.3 points per game, finishing second on the state's single-season list behind Ronnie Schmitz, who averaged 44.2 points at Ridgeway High School in 1988-89.
One of the nation's top shooters, Jenkins shot 48.3% (72-149) from three in his freshman season at Vanderbilt, 40.8% (100-245) as a sophomore, and 43.9% (134-305) from beyond-the-arc as a junior. As a sophomore, he led the Southeastern Conference in scoring (19.5) and in 3-point field goals made per game (3.1) and finished second in free throw percentage (.894) and was picked to the Fifth Team All-America by Fox Sports. As a junior, he averaged 19.9 points per game, leading the SEC for the second consecutive season (the first time since LSU's Ronnie Henderson did it in 1995-96). He also tied an SEC single-season record for threes made in a season with 134. He led the nation in three-pointers made per game (3.9) and was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press.
On April 9, 2012, Jenkins announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility at Vanderbilt to enter the 2012 NBA draft. The NCAA deadline for players to withdraw from the draft and retain college eligibility passed the following day; as Jenkins did not choose to withdraw, his college eligibility ended at that time.
Jenkins was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 23rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. On July 10, 2012, he signed his first professional contract with the Hawks. He subsequently joined the Hawks for the 2012 NBA Summer League. On December 1, 2012, he was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League. On December 5, 2012, he was recalled by the Hawks.
Jenkins re-joined the Hawks for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On December 6, 2013, Jenkins was re-assigned to the Bakersfield Jam. On December 13, he was recalled by the Hawks. Not long after being recalled, Jenkins was deactivated due to lower back pain. On February 3, 2014, the Hawks announced Jenkins underwent successful surgery on his back and would subsequently be out for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.
NBA career statistics
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|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|
NBA regular season
Awards and honors
- Tennessee Mr. Basketball in 2008 and 2009
- PARADE All-American and Reebok All-American in his senior year
- Named to the SEC All-Freshman team and Sixth Man of the Year by the league's coaches in 2009-10
- All-SEC first-team selection by the league's coaches and media in 2010-11 and in 2011-12
- 2012 Associated Press Third Team All-American
- John Jenkins NBA & ABA Stats
- Nation's leading scorer preparing for college
- "John Jenkins Bio". vucommodores.com. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
- Goodman, Jeff (Mar 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010-11 All-America teams". FoxSports.com (Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC). Retrieved June 21, 2011.
- "John Jenkins leaving Vanderbilt a year early for NBA". USAToday.com. April 9, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
- Hawks Sign John Jenkins
- Atlanta Hawks Assign John Jenkins and Mike Scott to Bakersfield
- Hawks recall John Jenkins from D-League
- HAWKS ASSIGN JENKINS, RECALL CUNNINGHAM FROM BAKERSFIELD
- Atlanta Hawks recall John Jenkins from D-League
- HAWKS INJURY REPORT – DECEMBER 27, 2013
- JOHN JENKINS SURGERY UPDATE