Kris Jenkins (basketball)

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Kris Jenkins
20170213 Villanova-Depaul Kris Jenkins in the backcourt.jpg
No. 2 – Eisbären Bremerhaven
PositionSmall forward
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1993-11-20) November 20, 1993 (age 25)
Columbia, South Carolina
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolGonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
CollegeVillanova (2013–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017Sioux Falls Skyforce
2018Yakima SunKings
2018–presentEisbären Bremerhaven
Career highlights and awards

Kris Jenkins (born November 20, 1993) is an American basketball player. He played college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats and is known for hitting the buzzer-beating three pointer to win the 2016 NCAA Championship game.

High school career[edit]

Jenkins attended Gonzaga College High School. As a junior in 2011–12, he averaged 20.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. As a senior, he had 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. The Washington Post named him the 2012–13 Boys Basketball All-Met Player of the Year.[1]

College career[edit]

Jenkins played his entire college basketball career for the Villanova Wildcats. During his freshman season, the 2013–14 season, he averaged 4.1 points per game as a reserve player. The following season, he had 6.3 points per game.[1]

As a junior, on March 1, 2016, Jenkins scored a career-high 31 points in a win over DePaul. He averaged 19.7 points per game in the Big East Tournament and was named to the All-Tournament team.[1] In the NCAA championship game on April 4, 2016 against North Carolina, Jenkins hit the game-winning three-point shot as time expired.[2] In his junior season, Jenkins averaged 13.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game while shooting 45.9 percent of his field-goal attempts and 38.6 percent from beyond the arc.[3]

Jenkins was an Honorable Mention All-Big East selection as a senior.[4] In his senior season, he posted averages of 13.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Jenkins shot 38.4 percent from the floor, 36.0 percent from behind the arc, and 86.2 percent from the foul line. In his Villanova career, Jenkins scored 1,383 points, 34th on the program's all-time list.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Sioux Falls Skyforce (2017)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft, Jenkins joined the Washington Wizards for the 2017 NBA Summer League.[3] Jenkins was picked by the Sioux Falls Skyforce with the 14th pick in the 2017 NBA G League Draft.[5] On December 16, 2017, Jenkins was waived by the Skyforce.[6]

Yakima SunKings (2018)[edit]

On January 16, 2018, Jenkins signed with the Yakima SunKings of the North American Premier Basketball League (NAPB).[7] On March 28, he was suspended indefinitely by the team for "not willing to put in the time and the effort" to succeed.[8] As a result, he was removed from the team.[8]

Eisbären Bremerhaven (2018–present)[edit]

Jenkins signed with the German club Eisbären Bremerhaven on August 14, 2018.[9]

Personal life[edit]

As a middle-schooler, Jenkins was given up by his birth parents and adopted by the Britt family in order to provide a better environment for his basketball career. He played with adoptive brother Nate Britt in an AAU team coached by Britt's father. The two were opponents in the 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Game, as Britt played for the Tar Heels.[2] The following year, when the Tar Heels made a second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament title game, Jenkins attended in support of his adoptive brother's team, sitting right behind the Tar Heel bench and wearing a Carolina-branded T-shirt.[10]


  1. ^ a b c "Kris Jenkins". Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Norlander, Matt (April 5, 2016). "Processing immortality, family in the wake of Kris Jenkins' shining moment". Archived from the original on April 9, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Juliano, Joe (June 23, 2017). "Villanova's Kris Jenkins agrees to free-agent deal with Wizards". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "All-BIG EAST Teams Have Unanimous Flavor". Big East Conference. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "SKYFORCE SELECTS THREE PLAYERS IN THE 2017 NBA G LEAGUE DRAFT". NBA G League. October 21, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  6. ^ Dykstra, Matt (December 16, 2017). "SKYFORCE ACQUIRE NBA VETERAN ALONZO GEE". NBA G League. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  7. ^ Hayes, Marcus (March 29, 2018). "Villanova hero Kris Jenkins, career in peril, plans to rise again". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "SunKings suspend Kris Jenkins". Yakima Herald-Republic. March 28, 2018. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "Kris Jenkins inks with Bremerhaven". Sportando. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
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