HoopsHype John Jenkins rumors

December 7, 2012 Updates

Horford, who is from the Dominican Republic, prefers to read books in Spanish and said that Garcia Marquez is much better in Spanish. (John Jenkins, Georgia's 358-pound nose tackle, just sacked McCarron for a 15-yard loss!) He listed Garcia Marquez books I hadn't heard of, and warned me not to bother with Memories of My Melancholy Whores. I wrote that down and then lowered the discourse: What did he think of Houston Rockets guard James Harden's 1970s beard? (Crazy catch by Amari Cooper ... then Lacy runs it up the middle. 'Bama closing in on its first score.) He told me that he didn't approve. Nor did his wife, which was why he keeps his facial hair close to his face. Creative Loafing Atlanta

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Not coincidentally on Monday, the Bobcats auditioned two of the best shooters in college basketball last season – guards Kim English from Missouri and John Jenkins from Vanderbilt. English (6-foot-6 and 192 pounds) raised his 3-point percentage from 37 percent as a junior to 46 percent as a senior. Jenkins (6-4, 212 pounds) was the best 3-point shooter in Vanderbilt history, averaging 44 percent over three college seasons. Charlotte Observer

The Bobcats could use the No. 2 overall pick on a shooter, such as North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes or Florida’s Bradley Beal. But if they go with a big man at No. 2, such as Kansas’ Thomas Robinson, the logical use of the 31st pick is a player like English or Jenkins. Charlotte Observer

June 21, 2012 Updates

The first time Larry Drew saw John Jenkins play live, during a workout in Santa Barbara, the Vanderbilt guard didn’t shoot well. The second time Drew saw him, at the Chicago pre-draft camp, Jenkins was “just OK” shooting it. That changed during Jenkins’ workout at Philips Arena. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“He came here and he shot the hell out of it,” Drew said. “He has an NBA skill. He’s a guy that, watching him play and the way teams play him, it’s kind of that J.J. Redick feel. If he’s on the court, you better be with him at all times. It would be great to have a guy like that.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 17, 2012 Updates

Vanderbilt marksman John Jenkins, Kentucky's Doron Lamb and Oregon State's Jared Cunningham are among the shooting guards receiving high marks from Griz personnel. Scouts also seem impressed by point guard prospects Marquis Teague of Kentucky and Tony Wroten of Washington. However, Griz brass entertained swingmen Draymond Green (Michigan State) and Jae Crowder (Marquette) on Saturday with great interest because of a desire to also add more versatile, high basketball IQ players to the roster. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Most of the top prospects did not participate in drills at the NBA combine, but Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said the team was able to get some much-needed information during their meet-and-greet sessions with the players. They met with Robinson, Beal, Kidd-Gilchrist, North Carolina players Harrison Barnes, John Henson, Tyler Zeller and Kendall Marshall, Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb from Connecticut, Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger, Washington guard Terence Ross, Duke guard Austin Rivers, Mississippi State forward Arnett Moultrie, Illinois center Meyers Leonard and Vanderbilt guard John Jenkins, among others. Washington Post

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Former Station Camp High School and current Vanderbilt University standout basketball player John Jenkins announced Monday he will forego his senior season with the Commodores and enter June’s National Basketball Association draft. "This was a very difficult decision for my family and I to make, but I am ready to dedicate myself fully to achieving my dream of playing in the NBA," said Jenkins, in a statement released on Vanderbilt University’s official web site. "The last three years have been the time of my life, and I will always cherish my time at Vanderbilt and the relationships I have made along the way." The Tennessean

April 5, 2012 Updates

When G John Jenkins filed paperwork with the NBA Draft Undergraduate Advisory Committee before Tuesday's deadline it's the second time he's sought advisement in consecutive seasons. Jenkins estimated that 17 or 18 NBA teams provided feedback on his game last season before he decided to return to school. “It was really good,” Jenkins said. “This year I just focused on getting better every game.” CBSSports.com

April 3, 2012 Updates

John Jenkins filed paperwork with the NBA draft undergraduate advisory committee before Tuesday's deadline, according to a source. Jenkins tested the draft waters at the end of the 2011 season before deciding to return to school. The junior guard has until April 29th to decide whether to declare for the draft or come back to Vanderbilt for his senior season. CBSSports.com

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