John Jenkins (basketball)

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John Jenkins
John Jenkins ATL 2013.jpg
Jenkins with the Hawks
No. 12 – Atlanta Hawks
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1991-03-06) March 6, 1991 (age 23)
Hendersonville, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolStation Camp (Gallatin, Tennessee)
CollegeVanderbilt (2009–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–presentAtlanta Hawks
2012Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
2013→Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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John Jenkins
John Jenkins ATL 2013.jpg
Jenkins with the Hawks
No. 12 – Atlanta Hawks
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1991-03-06) March 6, 1991 (age 23)
Hendersonville, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolStation Camp (Gallatin, Tennessee)
CollegeVanderbilt (2009–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–presentAtlanta Hawks
2012Bakersfield 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]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2009–10Vanderbilt31723.1.470.483.8002.21.00.50.211.0
2010–11Vanderbilt323234.5.462.408.8943.01.20.80.319.5
2011–12Vanderbilt353533.6.474.439.8372.91.20.80.319.9

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
  GPGames 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]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2012–13Atlanta61214.8.446.384.8431.5.9.2.26.1
2013–14Atlanta13012.2.381.2221.0001.7.8.1.13.1
Career74214.3.438.365.8511.6.9.2.15.6

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2013Atlanta406.0.000.000.000.5.8.0.0.0
Career406.0.000.000.000.5.8.0.0.0

Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]

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