Tag:John Jenkins
Posted on: April 20, 2011 3:09 pm

Source: Vandy trio passing on NBA Draft

Vanderbilt standouts John Jenkins, Jeff Taylor and Festus Ezeli have decided not to enter the NBA Draft, a source told CBSSports.com on Wednesday. That means all three will return to college and cement the Commodores in the top five of the CBSSports.com preseason Top 25 (and one).

An official announcement is expected soon.

Jenkins (19.5 points per game), Taylor (13.7) and Ezeli (13.0) were Vandy's top three scorers last season. Their return should allow the Commodores to compete with Kentucky in the SEC East, and it gives the Nashville-based school a realistic shot at the Final Four considering every relevant player is rejoining the roster. Vanderbilt won 23 games last season and finished one game behind UK in the SEC East.
Posted on: February 2, 2011 2:16 am
Edited on: February 2, 2011 2:18 am

Kenny Boynton has Kevin Stallings' back

Vanderbilt's John Jenkins shot an air ball in the final minute of Tuesday's 65-61 overtime loss at Florida.

Or did he?

"He doesn't shoot many air balls," said Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings. "I've watched him play for a long time and I haven't seen many air balls come off that kid's hand."

In other words, Stallings thought Kenny Boynton fouled Jenkins.

He didn't say that, exactly.

But he hinted it.

"I'm pretty sure there was a reason there was an air ball," Stallings said, and I have no idea if these comments will draw the ire of the SEC office. But if Stallings does get a phone call, he should advise the league to ring Boynton. Oddly (and admirably), the so-called offender acknowledged the uncalled foul.

"I think I jumped too high and he kind of tried to draw it," Boynton said. "It was a foul, but they missed it."
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