John Jenkins

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John Jenkins
John Jenkins
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 170
Nationality: American
Born: 3/6/1991
Birthplace: Hendersonville, TN
Draft: First round, 23rd overall
Drafted By: Atlanta
College: Vanderbilt
NBA Career: 2012 - present
Mavs Tenure: 2015 - 2016

John Jenkins (born March 6, 1991 in Hendersonville, Tennessee) was signed as a free agent, by the Dallas Mavericks, on July 24, 2015.

Jenkins attended Station Camp High School in Gallatin, Tennessee, where he averaged 42.3 point per game as a senior. He was the Gatorade Tennessee High School Basketball Player of the Year in 2008-2009 and came out as the #15 ranked high school player in the nation in 2009.

Electing to stay in-state, Jenkins attended Vanderbilt where he made an immediate impact averaging 11.0 ppg and being selected to the SEC All-Rookie Team.

As a sophomore he led the Southeastern Conference in scoring with a 19.5 ppg average but it was his junior season when accolades really arrived for the 6'4 guard. Raising his scoring average to 19.5 points, Jenkins led the SEC in scoring, was named First Team All-SEC and was a Third Team Associated Press All-American. After such a successful campaign, Jenkins decided to forego his senior season and declared himself eligible for the 2012 NBA Draft.

Selected in the first round (23rd overall) by the Atlanta Hawks, Jenkins spent the next three seasons shuttling between Atlanta and three different NBA Development League teams, Bakersfield, Fort Wayne and Idaho. In his rookie season, he saw action in 61 games for the Hawks and averaged 6.1 points.

His second season saw his average drop to 3.1 ppg over 13 games as his season was cut short due to back surgery. Still moving between the big club and the NBADL, 2014-2015 saw Jenkins raise his average to 5.6 points over 24 games.

Released after the season, he signed a free agent contract with the Mavericks in July of 2015. Jenkins made the Mavs squad after training camp but was released on February 22, 2016 after playing in 21 games with averages of 3.3 points and 1.0 rebound over 9.2 minutes per contest.