Brandon Jenkins
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Brandon Jenkins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Southeastern HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185

Position:
G

Birthdate:
01/08/1985

Experience:
3L


02/12/2007

Louisville vs. Pittsburgh (Feb. 12, 2007)

Louisville vs. Pittsburgh (Feb. 12, 2007)

Junior Year:

  • Second in assists (2.8) and No. 3 scorer (11.2) for the Cardinals last season.
  • Suffered a broken right leg and high ankle sprain in a pickup game on Aug. 18 and was expected to be out at least three months.
  • Double-figure scorer in 21 games, seven times his previous two seasons combined (3).
  • Scored 20 points -- matching the second highest of his career -- and added four assists and three steals at Cincinnati.
  • Scored 14 points, grabbed a career-high nine rebounds and scored the last three points in the 89-86 overtime win vs. Notre Dame.
  • Scored a career-high 31 points against UC Davis, hitting 11-of-13 shots from the field and a career-best 7-of-9 three pointers.
  • Scored 20 points vs. Middle Tenn., adding three steals, three three-pointers and five assists without a turnover.
  • Unanimous pick as MVP of the Billy Minardi Classic when he averaged 16.5 points with nine assists and just one turnover in the two games, hitting 13-of-21 shots from the field.
  • Scored 16 points against Prairie View A&M, adding a career-best nine assists.
  • Honored on the Colonial Classic All-Tournament team, averaging 10 points, 4.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds and two steals in the three games of the event.
  • His cousin Jermaine Jackson played collegiate basketball at Detroit and in the NBA with the Detoit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks.

    Sophomore Year:

  • Top backcourt reserve whose improved play and Taquan Dean's illness thrust him into the starting lineup for seven games.
  • Scored eight points off the bench against Illinois in the NCAA national semifinals (4/2/05).
  • Averaged 6.7 points and shot 70 percent from the field (7-10) in his three C-USA Tournament games.
  • Started at Marquette, producing six points and his defensive efforts helped limit MU guard Travis Diener to 2-of-16 shooting.
  • Had nine points and two assists vs. Saint Louis in a starting role.
  • Scored a career-high 14 points vs. East Carolina, hitting 4-of-6 three-pointers.
  • Scored 12 points at Southern Miss off the bench, adding two assists, two steals and two rebounds (1/11/05).
  • As a starter vs. TCU, he had five points, a career-high eight rebounds, three steals and two assists (1/8/05).
  • Had eight points and three rebounds against Austin Peay in the championship game of the Billy Minardi Classic (12/22/04).
  • Hit a three-pointer in 19 games as a sophomore.

    Freshman Year:

  • Reserve point guard who steadily progressed at the position last season, averaging 3.0 points with 34 assists as a freshman.
  • Started four games for the injured Taquan Dean, playing a season-high 33 minutes against both Houston and Memphis.
  • Committed just four turnovers over the last 11 games of the season, averaging 16 minutes at point guard during that stretch.
  • Scored a season-high eight points and three steals without a turnover against UAB's pressure defense (2/7/04).
  • Handed out an assist in 18 of 30 games.
  • Totalled four points, two assists and a steal against Houston in his first career start (1/28/04).
  • Played 24 minutes against Tennessee and totalled four points and three assists with no turnovers (1/25/04).
  • Produced five points, a season-high six assists and a steal vs. Toledo (12/30/03).
  • Produced two steals and an assist in U of L's victory over then No. 1 Florida.

    High School:

  • Averaged 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists as a senior for Southeastern High School in Detroit.
  • Led Southeastern to an 18-6 record, its first district title in six years and first regional title in 30 years, reaching the Class A quarterfinals.
  • Scored a season-high 43 points against Osborn as a senior.
  • Honored on the Detroit Free Press' Class A all-state team, all-metro team and All-Detroit team (captain).
  • An all-state and all-city selection as a junior when he averaged 21.3 points, 5.7 assists and 5.2 rebounds as Southeastern posted a 16-2 record and reached the second round of the playoffs before falling to the eventual champion.
  • A member of the National Honor Society, he started four seasons at Southeastern.
  • A McDonald's All-America nominee, Jenkins was rated No. 41 overall and sixth nationally among point guards by ESPN; listed 38th nationally by Hoop Scoop, 46th by The Sporting News and 45th overall by Rivalshoops.com.
  • Totalled 10 points and 11 assists for the winning White team in the Derek Anderson Derby Festival Classic All-Star Game.
  • Also ran cross country at Southeastern, earning all-city honors as a sophomore and senior.
  • Narrowed his collegiate options to Missouri, Texas and Pittsburgh before signing with U of L.

    Personal:

  • Born Jan. 8, 1985 ... Son of Pamela and Converse Jenkins ... has one older brother (Converse) ... Major is sports administration.
  • Personal goal at U of L is to graduate and win a championship.
  • Enjoys watching movies, playing cards and "chillin' with friends and teammates" in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend U of L because "of Coach Pitino and his style of play."
  • Best basketball advice given to him was to "use everything in college as a way of getting prepared for life."
  • Feels Mike Epps would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • Few people know that he loves to wear cologne.
  • What impresses him most about Coach Pitino: "the way he dedicates himself to anything he does on and off the court, and his desire to win at anything."
  • His grandmother Dorothy Fuquay has had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is his large bed.
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Michael Jordan and Penny Hardaway.
  • Would most like to meet Beyonce Knowles and Kevin Garnett.

    Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: Jermaine Jackson
  • NBA Team: Detroit Pistons
  • Athlete, Other than a basketball player: Lance Armstrong
  • Movies: Above the Rim, Goodfellas, Higher Learning
  • TV Shows: Martin, SportsCenter
  • Comedian: Mike Epps
  • Mike Epps
  • Foods: chicken nuggets, Chinese food, lasagna (only my mother's)
  • Subject: African American History
  • Musical Group/Singer: The Lox, Jay-Z
  • Vacation Spot: Detroit (whenever I'm home, even if it's only for a minute)
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Lindsey Hunter
    • Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA University of Louisville
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