John Jenkins Called Up From D-League

Daniel Christian —  December 5, 2012

Because who doesn’t pose mid-jump in the middle of a field with a basketball?

According to Chris Vivlamore of the AJC, rookie John Jenkins has been called back to the Hawks’ roster after a two game stint with Atlanta’s D-League affiliate, the Bakersfield Jam.

In those two games, Jenkins averaged 25.5 points (22 in the first, 29 in the second), 3.5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1.5 steals per contest.

The Hawks are “hopeful,” according to Vivlamore, that Jenkins will make it back in time for their nationally televised game against the Nuggets on Wednesday night. With Kyle Korver out for the birth of his child, Coach Drew might find some minutes for the three-point sniper out of Vanderbilt and see what he can do coming off some screens.

He’s no Kyle Korver or Anthony Morrow yet, but Jenkins can shoot the ball, shoot it quickly, and shoot it well. There’s a place on every team’s roster for a guy like that, and there’s no way to gain experience other than to actually get out there and do it.

And besides, if the whole John-Jenkins-playing-basketball-thing doesn’t work out, at least we have his rookie photoshoot pictures!

Daniel Christian