John Jenkins (basketball)

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John Jenkins
John Jenkins ATL 2013.jpg
Jenkins with the Hawks
No. 12 – Atlanta Hawks
Position Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1991-03-06) March 6, 1991 (age 23)
Hendersonville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Station Camp (Gallatin, Tennessee)
College Vanderbilt (2009–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–present 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)[1] 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.[2] He played college basketball at Vanderbilt University.

High school and college career[edit]

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.[3]

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)[3] and was picked to the Fifth Team All-America by Fox Sports.[4] 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.[3]

On April 9, 2012, Jenkins announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility at Vanderbilt to enter the 2012 NBA draft.[5] 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.

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Vanderbilt 31 7 23.1 .470 .483 .800 2.2 1.0 0.5 0.2 11.0
2010–11 Vanderbilt 32 32 34.5 .462 .408 .894 3.0 1.2 0.8 0.3 19.5
2011–12 Vanderbilt 35 35 33.6 .474 .439 .837 2.9 1.2 0.8 0.3 19.9

Professional career[edit]

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.[6] 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.[7] On December 5, 2012, he was recalled by the Hawks.[8]

Jenkins re-joined the Hawks for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On December 6, 2013, Jenkins was re-assigned to the Bakersfield Jam.[9] On December 13, he was recalled by the Hawks.[10] Not long after being recalled, Jenkins was deactivated due to lower back pain.[11] 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.[12]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

NBA regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Atlanta 61 2 14.8 .446 .384 .843 1.5 .9 .2 .2 6.1
2013–14 Atlanta 13 0 12.2 .381 .222 1.000 1.7 .8 .1 .1 3.1
Career 74 2 14.3 .438 .365 .851 1.6 .9 .2 .1 5.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Atlanta 4 0 6.0 .000 .000 .000 .5 .8 .0 .0 .0
Career 4 0 6.0 .000 .000 .000 .5 .8 .0 .0 .0

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 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

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