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Prospect Profile

Charles Jenkins

  • Full Name: Charles Jenkins
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-3 / 220
  • Birthdate: February 28, 1989
  • College: Hofstra
Golden State Warriors Round 2: Pick 44

Strengths:

  * NBA-ready body
  * Knows how to score
  * Good passer
  * Shoots a ton of free throws and makes more than 80 percent of them

Weaknesses:

  * Needs to sharpen ball skills so he can slide over and play the point
  * Needs to work on improving his range out past the NBA 3-point line
 

NBA projection:
Some think Jenkins could be chosen in the first round, and others see him as a second-round pick. Wherever he gets taken, Jenkins will make the best of his opportunity. To maximize his chances, Jenkins will have to play some point guard because he doesn't have prototypical NBA two-guard size or athleticism. He is a battering ram of a scorer, and few opponents will have an edge in physicality.

2010-11 Season:
Jenkins brought home a trophy case full of awards this season. He was voted the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year for the second straight season, he won the Haggerty Award, given to the top player in the New York metropolitan area, for the third straight season, and he was a third-team All-America selection by several media outlets. He finished sixth in the country in scoring and shot 51.7 percent. No one else in the top 15 in scoring shot better than 50 percent.

Key statistics:
22.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.8 apg, 2.3 tpg, 1.7 spg, 37.3 mpg, .517 FG, .420 3PT, .824 FT

Cool statistic:
Jenkins is one of only two Hofstra players to have piled up more than 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists in his career. The first was Speedy Claxton.

Reminds me of:
A shorter version of Jared Dudley

What Insiders Say:
Hofstra coach Mo Cassara
"The one thing about Charles that doesn't get as much attention is his character. He's not going to be a front-line player in the NBA right away. But his character and work ethic will keep him in the league.”

What Outsiders Say:
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun
"Jenkins could play in the Big East. He's such an unusual player. He's certainly got an opportunity to play on the next level."

VCU coach Shaka Smart
"Jenkins is one of the best guards we've seen. He is so tough to handle because he's relentless getting into the lane. He could play anywhere in the country."

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

Hofstra
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2007-08 29 34.6 160 340 .471 96 123 .780 4.6 2.1 1.7 0.5 436 15.0
2008-09 32 35.1 203 503 .404 192 234 .821 4.8 4.3 1.4 0.5 629 19.7
2009-10 34 36.3 235 531 .443 169 210 .805 4.5 3.9 1.8 0.6 702 20.6
2010-11 33 37.3 249 482 .517 182 221 .824 3.4 4.8 1.7 0.7 746 22.6
Totals 128 35.9 847 1856 .456 639 788 .811 4.3 3.8 1.7 0.6 2513 19.6
Three-point field goals: 2007-08, 20-for-61 (.328); 2008-09, 31-for-99 (.313); 2009-10, 63-for-154 (.409); 2010-11, 66-for-157 (.420). Totals: 180-for-471 (.382).

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