2013-2014 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)
HOW JOHN BECAME A HAWK: Selected by the Hawks in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft, Jenkins was an early-entry candidate.
2012 SUMMER LEAGUE: Led the Hawks in scoring at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, putting up 15.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 1.2 apg in 30.5 mpg (.508 FG%, .444 3FG%, .750 FT%).
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