By Evan Hilbert
April 09, 2012

Vanderbilt guard John Jenkins will forgo his senior season and enter the NBA Draft, according to a release from the school.

"I'm very happy for John as he has chosen this opportunity to pursue his professional career," said Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings. "This is something that he wants to do and has his family's blessing. My role has been to accumulate information on where he might be drafted. I have given that information to John and his parents, and this is the decision they have made."

An all-SEC selection the last two years, Jenkins was named All-American honorable mention in 2011. He also led the conference in scoring in 2010 and 2011.

"This was a very difficult decision for my family and I to make, but I am ready to dedicate myself fully to achieving my dream of playing in the NBA," said Jenkins. "The last three years have been the time of my life, and I will always cherish my time at Vanderbilt and the relationships I have made along the way."

Jenkins fell just three points shy of having the most prolific season in Commodore history, scoring 696 points. Billy McCaffrey scored 699 in 1992-93.

"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," Jenkins said. "I look forward to applying what he has taught me in the next phase of my basketball journey."

Jenkins will leave the school second in all-time three-pointers made, and tenth in scoring.


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