Charles T. Jenkins (Serbian Cyrillic: Чарлс Џенкинс; born February 28, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Crvena zvezda mts of the ABA League and the EuroLeague. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 2011 NBA draft after finishing his four-year college career with the Hofstra Pride. He signed a contract with the Warriors on December 9, 2011. On February 21, 2013, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.
While attending Hempstead, New York's Hofstra University, Jenkins, a 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) guard for the Hofstra Pride men's basketball team, had already amassed 1,767 points, 440 rebounds, 331 assists and 156 steals through his first three seasons. He is Hofstra's all-time leading scorer (2,463), breaking Antoine Agudio's record (2,286) set in 2007–08, and graduated as the second leading scorer in Colonial Athletic Association history behind Hall of Famer David Robinson, who scored 2,669 points at Navy. Jenkins had his jersey retired by Hofstra prior to his final home game of his senior season, making him the fourth player in school history to be so honored, and the first to have it retired while still active.
Jenkins with Crvena zvezda in December 2013.
|Crvena zvezda mts|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|Born||February 28, 1989|
Brooklyn, New York
|Nationality||American / Serbian|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Holy Cross (Queens, New York)|
Springfield Gardens (Queens, New York)
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|2011–2013||Golden State Warriors|
|2015–2016||Emporio Armani Milano|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
He commuted to Holy Cross High School until transferring to Springfield Gardens High School, where he played high school basketball for three seasons. As a senior in 2005–06, he averaged 21.1 points, 7.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds en route to a New York Post selection to the All-New York City Team.
After redshirting his true freshman season of 2006–07, Jenkins began competing for the Hofstra University Pride in 2007–08. He played in 29 games and averaged 15.0 points and 4.6 rebounds, led his team in free throw percentage (78.0), and finished 10th in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in scoring (first among freshmen). Jenkins was named the CAA Rookie of the Year, Metropolitan New York Rookie of the Year and to the Third Team All-Metropolitan New York.
In 2008–09, Jenkins averaged 19.7 points and 4.8 rebounds in 32 games played. In the last game of the regular season against UNC Wilmington, he surpassed the 1,000-point milestone, joining Agudio as the only two sophomores to reach 1,000 points prior to their junior seasons. At the season's end, his 1,065 points stood 47 points more than Agudio's pace at the end of his respective sophomore season. Jenkins garnered numerous awards for his year. Among them was the coveted Haggerty Award, which is an award given annually to the greater New York Metropolitan area's best Division I men's basketball player. He became just the fifth sophomore overall (and first since Ron Artest in 1998–99) to earn it in the 73-year history of the award to that point.
As a junior in 2009–10, Jenkins once again increased most of his season averages. He scored 20.6 points, grabbed 4.5 rebounds, dished out 3.9 assists and shot 40.9% from three-point range. On November 30, 2009, in an 84–80 win versus Fairfield, he scored a career high 38 points on 12-for-17 shooting and went 9-for-9 in free throw attempts. Although the Pride would finish the year with a 19–15 overall record, Jenkins' personal play was good enough to make him the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Year. Additionally, he became just the ninth repeat winner of the Haggerty Award.
Jenkins became just the third player all-time to win the Haggerty Award three times, joining Jim McMillian (Columbia, 1968–70) and Chris Mullin (St. John's, 1983–85), both of whom later achieved great success at the NBA and/or Olympic levels of competition.
In the 2011 NBA draft, Jenkins was selected in the second round (44th overall) by the Golden State Warriors. Due to the 2011 NBA lockout, he signed on November 24, 2011, with the Italian team Teramo Basket of the Lega Basket Serie A. However the lockout ended, and he left Teramo without playing any games for the club.
On December 9, 2011, he officially signed with the Warriors. Jenkins made his NBA regular season debut on December 25, 2011 in the Warriors' 2011–12 season opener against the Los Angeles Clippers. Jenkins came in the game and finished with one assist in 1 minute of play. On February 21, 2013, Jenkins was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for a second round draft pick.
On July 30, 2013, Jenkins signed a one-year contract with the Serbian team Crvena zvezda Belgrade. In January 2014, he extended his contract with Crvena zvezda for one more season. In 2014–15 season, Crvena zvezda won the Adriatic League championship, the Serbian League championship and the Radivoj Korać Cup.
On July 15, 2016, Jenkins returned to Crvena zvezda, signing a two-year deal. In 2016–17, he led the EuroLeague in steals, with 2.1 per game. Jenkins was also named 2017 ABA League Playoffs MVP, where he averaged 12.3 points, 5.3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1.5 steals and average PIR of 15.2.
On June 29, 2017, Jenkins signed a two-year deal with Russian club Khimki. In the 2018–19 EuroLeague season, he averaged 6.9 points on 42.0% three-point shooting, 2.8 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game over 29 games.
Charles Jenkins played for HBC Sicklerville in the 2018 edition of The Basketball Tournament. He scored 3 points and had 2 rebounds in the team's first-round loss to the Talladega Knights.
Jenkins has one brother and one sister. He cites Dwayne Washington as his favorite athlete, and prior to selecting Hofstra he had also been recruited by St. John's and Liberty. He holds Serbian citizenship since his stint at Crvena Zvezda.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
|Led the league|
Crvena zvezda mts current roster