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Hawks rookie Jenkins to play role down stretch

ATLANTA When Hawks rookie guard John Jenkins attended Station Camp High, scoring more than 40 points per game his senior season while becoming a Parade All-American, he often traveled to the Vanderbilt campus to play pick-up games with the Commodores' players. The competition in his hometown of Hendersonville, Tenn., just wasn't enough; he needed more. When he eventually...
Via Fox Sports South
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

JR John Jenkins leaving Vanderbilt early for NBA

John Jenkins, the Southeastern Conference's top scorer the past two seasons, is passing up his final year at Vanderbilt and hiring an agent as he enters the NBA draft. Jenkins announced what he called a very difficult decision for his family and himself in a statement Monday released by Vanderbilt. The Hendersonville, Tenn., native was an All-SEC first-team pick in 2011 and...
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April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

VandyMania Interview: John Jenkins

John Jenkins led the way with 23 points in Vanderbilt's 65-53 semifinal win over Ole Miss Saturday in the SEC Tournament. The junior gave VandyMania an exclusive locker room interview about Sunday's title match with Kentucky.
March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Jenkins sparks Vandy by No. 16 Florida (AP)

John Jenkins hit six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points, and Vanderbilt beat No. 16 Florida 77-67 on Tuesday night to clinch a first-round bye in the Southeastern Conference tournament. The Commodores (21-9, 10-5) outshot the nation's top 3-point shooting team behind Jenkins, and he easily topped his average of 3.9 3-pointers by hitting his first five from beyond the arc.
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Jenkins helps Vanderbilt escape MTSU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- John Jenkins scored seven of his 26 points in the final 4:34, and Vanderbilt held off Middle Tennessee 84-77 Saturday for its 10th win in 11 games. Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings scheduled this game to take advantage of a break in the Southeastern Conference schedule, and his timing couldn't have been worse with Middle Tennessee coming in having won...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt 67, South Carolina 57

John Jenkins had 14 points and four of Vanderbilt's 13 3-pointers as the Commodores won their sixth straight game with a 67-57 victory over South Carolina on Tuesday night. Jenkins was held to a basket in the opening half, but found his stroke after the break to lead Vanderbilt (12-4, 2-0 SEC) to its second consecutive Southeastern Conference blowout after a 65-35 win against...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Jenkins' 26 leads streaking Vanderbilt in win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- John Jenkins hit five 3-pointers and scored 26 points as Vanderbilt overcame a sluggish start and beat Miami (Ohio) 69-62 Monday night for the Commodores' fourth straight victory. Coming off a 74-57 win at then-No. 14 Marquette, the Commodores (10-4) opened this game like so many this season at Memorial Gym struggling to find the basket, hitting only...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Jenkins leads Vanderbilt over Lafayette

NASHVILLE (AP) -- John Jenkins matched a career-high with seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points to lead Vanderbilt to an 89-58 victory over Lafayette Wednesday night. The Commodores (8-4) won back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a month and pounced on the Leopards (4-7) early. Vanderbilt made its first six baskets, jumped out to a 14-2 lead and was never seriously threatened...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

No. 18 Vanderbilt 86, NC State 79

John Jenkins scored 28 points and No. 18 Vanderbilt closed the game on a 10-2 run for an 86-79 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday night in the semifinals of the TicketCity Legends Classic. Jenkins, who missed the Commodores' last game with a sprained right ankle, had 20 points in the first half of a game that was close until Vanderbilt (3-1) took the lead for good...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

A.J. Astroth Pledges to be next Vanderbilt Sharpshooter

Vanderbilt currently has one of the best shooters in the country in guard John Jenkins on their roster. While 6′-5″ A.J. Astroth of Faith Baptist (FL) isn’t in Jenkins’ league as a long range assasin, there aren’t many players that are. Like Jenkins, though, Astroth is a deadly outside shooter, and he became the second member of the Commodores 2012 recruiting class on Monday...
Via Hoopniks
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss
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