By Anthony Covino
Men’s Basketball dropped their first NEC game of the season against St. Francis Brooklyn 79-63 on Thursday, Jan. 2 but a milestone was achieved for one of FDU’s greatest players in recent years.
Junior guard Jahlil Jenkins surpassed the 1,000 point mark in his basketball career at FDU on a floater in the first half.
Jenkins was named to the Preseason-All NEC Team, and has had yet another impressive season.
Jenkins has been a vital part in the Knights success in recent years since he came to FDU.
Jenkins played a major role in the Knights NCAA Tournament run last year where the Knights won the NEC Championship and notched their first ever NCAA Tournament win in school history. Jenkins, from Ranson West Virginia, traveled far to continue playing the game he loves.
“It’s an honor and I’m blessed to be put in this situation since I stepped foot on campus,” Jenkins said. “I wouldn’t have gotten here it if it wasn’t for my coaches and teammates believing and teaching me everyday how to be great.”
In Jenkins first season at FDU he averaged 12 points per game, shot 43% from the field, 31% from three, and 68% from the free throw line. In Jenkins’ sophomore season, he improved and averaged 13.6 points per game, shot 42% from the field, 32% from three, and 88% from the free throw line.
Jenkins numbers are improving once again as he is the Knights leading scorer this season averaging 16 points per game, shooting 44% from the field, 28% from three, and 85% from the free throw line.
Jenkins will continue to be the leader that he is and play his game and that is what earned him Preseason All-NEC honors. The Knights are sitting at 2-10 at the moment with many NEC games to go, but Jenkins can be the factor to turn the team around and become a top team in the NEC once again this year.
Via FDU Athletics
FDUs Mens team gets ready to play against St. Francis.