Bobcats Draft Workouts - Day 5
June 25, 2012
The Bobcats continued their 2012 NBA Draft Workouts on June 21, 2012 at Time Warner Cable Arena® with prospects John Jenkins (Vanderbilt), Kim English (Missouri), Dorenzo Hudson (Virginia Tech) and Nick Barbour (High Point) in front of Bobcats Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Jordan, President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins, General Manager Rich Cho, and Head Coach Mike Dunlap.
John Jenkins - Led the SEC in scoring in each of his last two seasons. Two-time First Team All-SEC. Third Team AP All-America as a junior and honorable mention as a sopho- more. Led the nation in three-pointers per game in 2011-12 (3.83). Vanderbilt’s second- most prolific shooter from three all-time with 306 career makes and owner of the third-best three-point shooting percentage in Commodore history (.438). Scoring average during his high school senior season (42.3) ranks second all-time in Tennessee history.
Kim English - In the 2011-2012 season, English shot a career high 52 percent from the field while averaging 14.5 ppg and 4.2 rpg. Earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors as a senior. Named Most Outstanding Player of the Big 12 Tournament as a senior. Earned Third Team All-Big 12 honors as a sophomore.
Dorenzo Hudson - A Charlotte native, Hudson averaged 10.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 1.5 apg in the 2011-2012 season at Virginia Tech.
Nick Barbour - Led the High Point Panthers in scoring with 20.4 ppg, while shooting 48 percent from beyond the arc in the 2011-2012 season. Earned All-Big South First Team honors in 2010 and 2012, All-Big South Second Team in 2011 and Big South All-Freshmen Team in 2009.
John Jenkins • 6-4 • 215 lbs. • Guard • Vanderbilt
(On the workout)
It was pretty good, got into a lot of one-on-one battles. We could’ve played two-on-two but we played one-on-one the entire time. It was a lot of fun.
(On if one-on-one workouts are more difficult)
Well, it’s not what I was expecting going in but you have to be able to adjust, and I think we all adjusted well. It worked in my favor today because I showed my defense and my off the dribble game as well, so it was very important.
(On his shooting ability being his biggest strength)
Most definitely, but I have to do other things on the court and that’s what I tried to demonstrate.
(On the NBA 3-pointer being a challenge)
I feel very comfortable with my range. When I initially worked on it I didn’t feel comfortable but I worked on my game three times a day, every day, so it’s gotten to be second nature to me now.
(On potentially playing for the Bobcats)
I would love it. It’s a very young team, great organization and a new coach; you can’t beat that.
(On how many teams he’s worked out for)
This is my 13th workout. I’m going back to Atlanta tomorrow to work out for them on the 27th. It’s the day before the draft, so it’s all coming down on me right now but I’m excited for Thursday.
(On how Vanderbilt prepared him for the NBA)
At Vanderbilt I had a very tough coach who really pushed me everyday and got me a lot better. Playing for Coach Stallings was good for me, not only on the court but off the court too, he made me into a man. I think I’m very prepared for this NBA life.
(On the most attractive part of playing in the NBA)
I think the suspense is really getting to me, knowing your dream is about to come true is very surreal, but that’s about to happen this week. Doing these workouts has been tough but I’ve enjoyed it.
Kim English • 6-6 • 200 lbs. • Guard • Missouri
(On the workout)
It went well. It was a very good group, very competitive workout and that’s what you want.
(On shooting being his biggest strength)
Definitely. I have the ability to shoot the ball, knock down shots, space the floor and take pride in guarding multiple guys. That’s something I definitely think the staff saw today and we’ll see what happens in three days and eight hours, not that I’m counting (laughter).
(On staying in school an additional year)
It helped a lot. I grew so much as a person and a player. It helped my stock a lot; I had a very productive and efficient senior season, so hopefully its pays off in the next couple days.
(On increasing his 3-point percentage drastically)
It was just structure, the coach came in and implemented a lot of structure. Roles were defined and it was a more efficient unit. I also worked very hard, so I credit the staff and myself for putting the time in and working to perfect my craft.
(On how many teams he’s worked out for)
This is my 17th team. I have two more also, Indiana and Atlanta.
(On the feedback from teams)
Yes, it’s being going well. You can’t put too much stock in it because they’ve seen so many guys. They can’t say, “We’re going to take you,” because so many things can happen leading up to their pick, so all you can control is putting your best foot forward in workouts, and that’s what I’m doing. I’m praying that I’ve done my best and we’ll see what happens on June 28.
(On if working out for a lot teams became exhausting)
No, the adrenaline and the pure enthusiasm of wanting this my entire life has made me push through. There are times when I’m sitting in airports and hotels, getting the same measurement and people telling me I’m shorter than I really am or telling me that I’m tall and my wingspan and my weight; all I’m looking for is to play basketball. When I’m on the court with GM’s, coaches and personnel, it’s fun because it’s basketball. Everything in between is not so fun.
(On why the Bobcats would be an attractive place to play)
Because it’s a young group and I’m a huge Mike Dunlap fan. I think he’s going to do great things here with Kemba (Walker), Gerald Henderson and (Byron) Mullens. This team is full of young guys that I can see turning into an Oklahoma City, if things align. It’s a young group that lost together and will eventually win together.