The Legacy of Charles Jenkins

The Legacy of Charles Jenkins

Charles Jenkins will not soon be forgotten by Hofstra fans. His basketball days are not over however, and most Hofstra fans are now Golden State Warrior fans as well. The 6-3 guard was selected by the Warriors with the 44th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, becoming the first Hofstra draftee since Speedy Claxton in 2000.

Jenkins is in the record books all over the place at Hofstra and for the entire Colonial Athletic Association. His 2,513 career points places him on top of the Prides all-time scoring list and second to only David Robinson of Navy on the conference ranks. That is some good company. He is also on top of Hofstra’s list for games played, field goals made and free-throws made and is in the top five in assists, steals and three-pointers made. It will take some time before Jenkins is knocked off the top of some of those categories.

The most amazing statistic may be the fact that Jenkins scored at least ten points in 122 of the 128 games in which he played. That is incredible and amazingly consistent. While the Pride search for a new go-to-scorer after having such a reliable one for the past four seasons, Jenkins will take his scoring prowess to the NBA and go down in the annals of Hofstra basketball history.

How Hofstra recovers from the loss of Jenkins remains to be seen and how Jenkins does at the next level remains to be seen, but none of that will change what Jenkins did for Hofstra and what Hofstra did for Jenkins.

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