#23 John Jenkins | G

Hometown: Gallatin, TN

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 215

Position: Shooting Guard

Team: Vanderbilt

Class: Junior

Right-handed… As one-dimensional as Jenkins may be, he has one of the best strokes in all of college basketball. He uses screens and continues to move without the ball until he finds space for him to get his shot off. Most of his buckets come in catch-and-shoot situations where Jenkins has thrived, especially beyond the arc- nearly 8 per game. He has a quick release with solid range. To create separation, Jenkins doesn't have a quick or long first-step so he relies on his perimeter shot to set up the rest of his game. In this case, he utilizes a shot-fake and one or two dribbles to get inside the arc where he commonly steps back for an open look or just pulls-up in the open floor.

Jenkins' offensive game circles on his perimeter shot and not much else- he's one-dimensional as a shooter. While his outside stroke is great, he isn't a great athlete, nor is he very quick or long. Listed at 6'4", he really appears to be smaller, say at the likes of 6'2", 6'3" at very best… He is limited to his designated outside shooting role because of his below-average handle. He can't create much for himself, with his go-to move serving as a shot-fake, one or two dribble pull-up. Even when he gets in the paint, he has a difficult time finishing with his below-average explosiveness… Due to his lack of strength, athleticism and length, Jenkins is just an average college defender and projects to struggle at the next level.
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