Vanderbilt star John Jenkins announces plans to enter NBA draft

Vanderbilt star John Jenkins announces plans to enter NBA draft (Image 1)

Vanderbilt University guard John Jenkins has announced plans to forgo his final year of eligibility at the university to enter the NBA draft.

According to a news release from the university, Jenkins plans to hire an agent and pursue a professional career.  

Jenkins, a Hendersonville native, led the SEC in scoring for the last two seasons.

The 21-year-old will leave the team with a total of 1,660 points, which is currently the 10th on Vanderbilt's 'All-Time' list and 306 career three-pointers.

“I would like to thank my teammates, who provided me with so many opportunities to be successful, and memories that I will never forget, and Coach Stallings and his staff, for preparing me for what lies ahead. I look forward to applying what he has taught me in the next phase of my basketball journey,” Jenkins said in a release.

Despite giving up his final year of eligibility to play for the Commodores, Jenkins said he plans to pursue his degree at the university.

“I love this university and will always be a Commodore,” he said.

The NBA draft is scheduled for Thursday, June 28.

Read more online at VUcommodores.com.

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