Charles Jenkins (basketball)

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Charles Jenkins
Jenkins with Crvena zvezda in December 2013.
No. 22 – Crvena zvezda mts Belgrade
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Basketball League of Serbia
ABA League
Personal information
Born (1989-02-28) February 28, 1989 (age 28)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Holy Cross (Queens, New York)
Springfield Gardens (Queens, New York)
College Hofstra (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
20112013 Golden State Warriors
2013 Philadelphia 76ers
2013–2015 Crvena zvezda
2015–2016 Emporio Armani Milano
2016–present Crvena zvezda
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

Charles T. Jenkins (born February 28, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Crvena zvezda of the Basketball League of Serbia. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 2011 NBA Draft after finishing his four-year college career with the Hofstra Pride.[1][2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[4]

Early life and high school[edit]

Jenkins was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he lived in the Brownsville section for six years until moving to Rosedale, Queens.[5]

He commuted to Holy Cross High School[6] until transferring to Springfield Gardens High School, where he played high school basketball for three seasons.[2][5][6] 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.[2]

Hofstra University[edit]


After redshirting his true freshman season of 2006–07, Jenkins began competing for the Hofstra University Pride in 2007–08.[2][3] 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).[2][3] 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.[2]


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.[2] 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.[7] 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.[3] 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.[3] 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.[8] Additionally, he became just the ninth repeat winner of the Haggerty Award.[7][9]


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.



Jenkins with Golden State

In the 2011 NBA Draft, Jenkins was selected in the second round (44th overall) by the Golden State Warriors.[10] Due to the 2011 NBA lockout, he signed on November 24, 2011, with the Italian team Teramo Basket of the Lega Basket Serie A.[11] However the lockout ended, and he left Teramo without playing any games for the club.

On December 9, 2011, he officially signed with the Warriors.[12] 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.[13] On February 21, 2013, Jenkins was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for a second round draft pick.[14]


On July 30, 2013, he signed a one-year contract with the Serbian team Crvena zvezda Belgrade.[15][16] In January 2014, he extended his contract with Crvena zvezda for one more season.[17] In 2014–15 season, Crvena zvezda won the Adriatic League championship, the Serbian League championship and the Radivoj Korać Cup.

On July 8, 2015, Jenkins signed with Italian club Emporio Armani Milano for the 2015–16 season.[18]

On July 15, 2016, Jenkins returned to Crvena zvezda, signing a two-year deal.[19]


Jenkins has one brother and one sister.[2] He cites Dwayne Washington as his favorite athlete, and prior to selecting Hofstra he had also been recruited by St. John's and Liberty.[2] He holds Serbian citizenship since his stint at Crvena zvezda.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

  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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.


Regular season[edit]

2011–12 Golden State 51 28 17.5 .447 .150 .872 1.3 3.3 .6 .1 5.8
2012–13 47 0 6.2 .422 .500 .556 .4 .6 .2 .0 1.7
2012–13 Philadelphia 12 1 12.5 .368 .000 .500 .9 1.3 .5 .1 2.5
Career 110 29 12.1 .434 .182 .754 .9 1.9 .4 .1 3.7


2013–14 Crvena zvezda 10 0 22.8 .436 .565 .765 1.3 1.7 1.9 .2 9.4 5.9
2014–15 24 4 19.1 .356 .310 .800 1.3 1.3 .9 .2 6.6 3.7
2015–16 Milano 10 8 26.1 .472 .583 .500 1.6 1.8 1.5 .0 6.7 5.6
Career 44 12 21.5 .398 .429 .755 1.4 1.5 1.3 .2 7.3 4.6


  1. ^ "Class Notes 2011 ~ Hofstra Magazine". Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Charles Jenkins". Player biography. Hofstra University. 2009. Archived from the original on August 11, 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Charles Jenkins stats". ESPN. 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Satriano, David (February 27, 2011). "Hofstra's Jenkins shows Pride in finale". New York Post. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Jenkins keeps brother's dream alive all the way to NBA". Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  6. ^ a b Thamel, Pete (March 5, 2011). "Hofstra's Jenkins Stayed Home and Stayed Focused". Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  7. ^ a b Sass, Max (22 April 2010). "Charles Jenkins wins second-straight Haggerty Award". The Chronicle. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "Hofstra's Jenkins Repeats as Haggerty Award winner" (Press release). Men's Basketball News. Colonial Athletic Association. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Warriors Select Guards Klay Thompson & Charles Jenkins In 2011 NBA Draft". June 23, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ Carchia, Emiliano (November 24, 2011). "Teramo tabs Warriors draftee Charles Jenkins". Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Warriors Sign Second Round Pick Charles Jenkins". December 9, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  13. ^ "New-look Clippers open season with road victory over Warriors". December 25, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Warriors Trade Charles Jenkins to Philadelphia". February 21, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  15. ^ Ostojić, Aca (July 30, 2013). "CRVENA ZVEZDA inks combo guard Jenkins". Archived from the original on August 3, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Upoznajte Čarlsa Dženkinsa". (in Serbian). Archived from the original on August 1, 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  17. ^ Carchia, Emiliano (January 22, 2014). "Charles Jenkins officially extends his contract with Crvena Zvezda". Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  18. ^ "EA7 Emporio Armani adds guard Jenkins". 8 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Charles Jenkins returns to KK Crvena Zvezda". July 15, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016. 
  20. ^ Čarls Dženkins dobio srpski pasoš! (Serbian)

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