After averaging 21 points as a sophomore and then impressing during the month of July, 2009 four-star prospect John Jenkins is off to a red hot start this season averaging over 30 points per game. Although they haven't offered, one SEC school is Jenkins favorite and they were in the stands for his latest game.
"Vanderbilt has been to a lot of my games," said Jenkins, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound shooting guard from Gallatin (Tenn.) Station Camp High School. "They would definitely be my favorite if they offered."
SEC schools Alabama and Mississippi State have offered, but without any sophomores on the roster scholarships are tight for the Commodores for 2009.
"Coach Stallings said there wasn't any question whether or not John is good enough to play for them," said Station Camp head coach Seth Massey. "The problem is that they are short on scholarships and they also need to sign a point guard. He said if a scholarship comes open, it would be there for John."
Coach Massey also noted that Ole Miss and Georgia have recently begun to recruit Jenkins and that Coach Homer Drew of Valparaiso offered Jenkins after watching him play.
On Tuesday night, Jenkins spent much of the game in foul trouble but still managed to score 27 points. Most of those points came in the fourth quarter during Station Camps' come from behind win.
John Jenkins scouting report:
A prototypical high-major shooting guard, Jenkins shoots the ball with the best of them. He also compliments his deep shooting ability with a deceptive shot fake and strong two dribble game. Not the quickest player, Jenkins does use his length and intelligence to defend and rebound. Improving his strength and improving his ball handling are key areas where Jenkins can expand his game.