NEW YORK, NY – February 11, 2019 – The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed John Jenkins of the Westchester Knicks (22-16), the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, to a 10-day contract.
With Westchester this season, Jenkins (6’4, 215) started each of the 19 games he appeared in averaging a team-high 24.8 points per game on 47-percent shooting. The guard also drained 62 triples this season on 42.5-percent and was a 92.8-percent free-throw shooter. His line also included averages of 3.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.1 steals and a pair of 40-point performances.
Upon receiving a 10-Day contract with the Washington Wizards, Jenkins split time between the Wizards and its NBA G League affiliate, Capital City Go-Go. With Washington, Jenkins appeared in four games averaging 1.5 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists. With the Go-Go, Jenkins averaged 24.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.7 assists in two games played.
In the NBA, Jenkins has averaged 5.1 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 145 career games (eight starts) with Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix. He was originally selected with the 23rd overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2012 NBA Draft.
The Hendersonville, TN, native played three years at Vanderbilt, where he averaged 16.9 points per game. Jenkins led the SEC in scoring during his sophomore (19.5 ppg) and junior (19.9 ppg) seasons. He was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press following his junior year.
He is the ninth Westchester Knick to earn a call-up and eighth under head coach Mike Miller. At least one player has earned a call-up each season since Westchester’s G League inception in 2014.
The Knicks are at Capital City tomorrow, February 12 for a 7 PM tip-off.