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John Jenkins

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Atlanta Hawks

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2013-14 SEASON:
Did not play in the postseason while recovering from lower back surgery ... Scored in double-figures one time during the regular season ... Assigned to Bakersfield of the NBA Development League on 12/6 and recalled on 12/13 ... Averaged 21.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals in 36.3 minutes (.418 FG%, .800 FT%) in four games (all starts) with the Jam ... Missed 54 games due to low back pain (12/26-4/16) and subsequent surgery (on 2/3 in Atlanta)

2012-13 SEASON:
Ended his rookie year averaging 6.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 14.8 minutes (.446 FG%, .384 3FG%, .843 FT%), playing in 61 games (two starts) • Ranked fifth among all NBA rookies in 3FG%, t18th in ppg and t19th in apg • Scored in double-figures 11 times, including three 20-point efforts • Played career-high 39 mins @NYK (4/17), scoring 20 points on career-high tying eight FGM • Scored 21 points and dished out six assists in 33 minutes @PHI (4/10), setting or tying career-highs in assists, FGM (8-13) and 3FGM (3-4) • Put in a career-best 23 points (career-high tying 3-3 3FGs), including his second career four-point play, in 28 minutes @SAS (4/6) • Recorded a four-point play @IND (2/5), on his way to a 14-point night • Started for the first time as a Hawk v/MIN (1/21), finishing with two rebounds and one assist in 14 minutes • Assigned to Bakersfield of the NBA D-League on 12/1, and recalled to the Hawks on 12/5 • Averaged 25.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 33.0 minutes (.529 FG%, .400 3FG%, 1.000 FT%) in two games for Bakersfield • Missed three games due to injury (mild concussion; 3/30-4/3) • SEASON HIGHS: 23 pts @SAS (4/6), 5 rebs (2x), 6 assts @PHI (4/10), 2 stls (2x), 2 blks @MIN (1/8), 8 FGM (2x), 3 3FGM (6x), 9 FTM @IND (2/5), 39 mins @NYK (4/17).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Hawks in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft, Jenkins was an early-entry candidate.

COLLEGIATE CAREER:
Led the Southeastern Conference in scoring the last two years, and was named a two-time First Team All-SEC performer... For his career, put in 16.9 ppg, 2.7 apg and 1.1 rpg in 30.6 mpg (.468 FG%, .438 3FG%, .855 FT%)... Second on Vanderbilt's career-list in three-pointers made (306) and third-best in percentage (.438)... Last season, averaged 19.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 1.2 apg (.474 FG%, .439 3FG%, .837 FT%), appearing in 35 games, leading the nation in three-pointers per game (3.83) and earning Third Team AP All-America honors... Averaged 19.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 1.2 apg as a sophomore in 2010-11, finishing second in the SEC in free throw percentage (.894)... Put up 20.8 ppg in conference contests... Started seven of 31 games in his freshman year (2009-10) , hitting 11.0 ppg... Attended Station Camp High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and averaged the second-most points (42.3) in Tennessee high school history.

PERSONAL:
Born in Nashville, TN ... Parents are John Jr. and Melodye Jenkins ... Has a sister, Adrianne (15) ... College teammates Festus Ezeli (Golden State) and Jeff Taylor (Charlotte) were also selected in the 2012 Draft ... Majored in Religion and Cultural Studies at Vanderbilt ... Enjoys training, hanging out with family and friends, and playing video games ... Was named Male Amateur Athlete of the Year by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 ... Most admires his parents ... Would like to meet Michael Jordan ... Favorite television show is “Martin” and favorite actor is Denzel Washington ... On Twitter @JohnnyCashVU23

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Height: 6'4''/ 1.93m
Weight: 215 lbs./ 97.5 kg
Born: March 06, 1991
From: Vanderbilt University
Draft: 1st Round (23rd pick) 2012 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  Atlanta Hawks 2012 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Vanderbilt/USA

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