John Jenkins 2012-2013 Season Outlook
Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:47 PM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:50 PM
2012 NBA Draft Scouting Report: John Jenkins
Position: Shooting Guard
Size: 6-4, 215
School: Vanderbilt, Junior
- Deadly three-point shooter
- Catch-and-shoot ability
- Lightning-quick release
- Moves well off screens
- Finding open space to get his shot off
- Uses shot fakes to keep defenders off balance
- Squaring up his body to the basket on shots off screens
- Pull-up jumper
- Free throw shooting
- Deceptive athleticism
- Soild defender
- Quick hands
- Attacking the basket
- Taking defenders one on one off the dribble
- Creating for teammates
- Ball-handling could improve
- Might struggle guarding NBA two-guards due to a lack of quickness
Summary: Jenkins is one of the deadliest deep shooters in all of college basketball. Any team would love to have a shooter like Jenkins on their roster, but he hasn't shown the full repetoire to warrant being a high pick. Still, I think he is a first-round lock assuming he leaves early, which seems very likely since Vandy will lose their other four starters and be in a re-building mode next season.
Player Comparison: Daequan Cook. Cook has been known as a three-point specialist in the NBA with about 60 percent of his career field goal attempts coming from behind the three-point line. Jenkins certainly can fill that role in the NBA, but has the potential to be more than just a shooter off the bench if he can develop his all-around game - something Cook has yet to really do.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:59 PM
Edited by earthtobrint, 21 January 2013 - 01:00 PM.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:28 PM
20.3 mins, 3.5 pts, 1.5 rbds, 1.0 asts, 19% FG
Edited by bball961, 21 January 2013 - 04:29 PM.