Former Commodore great John Jenkins is still displaying his amazing shooting ability he showed at Vanderbilt from 2009-12 and is vying for a spot in the NBA this fall. Here’s a look at what he has been up to lately.
Jenkins wins NBA Summer League crown
Jenkins played with the Portland Trail Blazers this summer, along with former Commodore Wade Baldwin IV, and left Las Vegas as NBA Summer League champions. Jenkins played in seven games with the Trail Blazers, averaged 12.0 points and shot an astounding 70% from the field in route to the Summer League crown.
Yessir!! Can’t put 2 commodores in the same backcourt like that lol https://t.co/am2mFmp1Lm
— John Jenkins (@JohnnyCashVU23) July 18, 2018
Sharpshooter spent 2017-18 in Spain
After spending the early part of the 2017-18 season with the Westchester Knicks in the NBA G League, Jenkins ventured over to Spain, where he played 22 games for San Pablo Burgos n Liga ACB, where he averaged 12.7 points per game and shot 48.0% from the floor. Burgos posted a 13-21 overall record.
Jenkins is a six-year NBA veteran
Jenkins was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the 23rd pick in the 2012 draft, and played for the Hawks, Dallas, and Phoenix and averaged 5.1 points per game during that span. His rookie season in 2012-13 was his best, when he played in 61 games, and averaged 6.1 points in 14.8 minutes per game.
Still a community presence
Jenkins, who was the leading scorer for high schoolers in 2009 at Station Camp High School, after averaging 42.3 points per game, continues to make an impact in his community, hosting the John Jenkins Basketball Camp every summer in Gallatin, Tenn.
Always a pleasure! Thank you guys https://t.co/DVgxljR7Iw
— John Jenkins (@JohnnyCashVU23) July 25, 2018
— John Jenkins (@JohnnyCashVU23) July 20, 2018