Charles JenkinsHt/Wt: 6-3 / 220 lbs
2011 Draft Profile - Charles JenkinsThis is a powerful NYC combo guard. At 6ft 3 220lbs his physical stature jumps at you enough to resemble an NFL prospect. As the #1 scoring option for 4 years Jenkins has a well developed one on one game that is predicated on creating space for himself to pull up and shoot from mid range where he is extremely accurate, what bodes well for him is how well he uses screens to create which is used heavily in the NBA. Also, Jenkins has good quickness to get into the painted area when there is a seam and than uses a jump stop to get a shot off. Hofstraís offense was built around Charles, despite being one of the nationís leading scorers he does a good job of taking what the defense gives him and making the smart play and getting teammates involved. As a sr he improved his assist/ turnover as well as a very impressive FG% for a high scoring guard. Looks like he has worked hard at learning the PG position, has the strength to create by backing down smaller defenders. At 22 yrs old Jenkins has been through a lot in life and comes into the NBA as a mature prospect. Has the skill set and makeup to be a solid defender at either guard position. Above 80% FT shooter.
The obvious knock will be the level of competition coming out of college so how he transitions will be questioned. Although always looking in control he lacks a high level of explosion, or use of his upper body strength. Sometimes it looks like he has a slow release on his jumper. He did not win as much as I would like from a star player at a small school.
Jenkins looks a lot like a more efficient but slightly less athletic Rodney Stuckey who also came from a small school. Adept at playing half court with his one on one game he will need to adjust to the quickness of the NBA and see if he can still do the things that make him excel. If he is a step slow offensively he may have to be defensive minded and get by on smarts. I love the character of Jenkins, he has faced many personal trials, has obviously worked incredibly hard and he is an underdog guy with New York City pride. I think he will find a way to stick around in the league, could become a valuable guard in a winning teamís rotation.
NBA comparison - Rodney Stuckey/ Eric Snow
Player profile submitted by: Tom Patterson
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