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2011 NBA Draft Results: Charles Jenkins Picked By Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors used their second round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft to select Hofstra guard Charles Jenkins. Jay Bilas described him as a combo guard and high character player who makes "winning plays" (any relation to Charlie Sheen?). Bilas viewed him as a first round talent who slipped in part due to coming from a slightly smaller conference.

Jenkins red-shirted his first season at Hofstra and then quickly showed he was a solid scoring and distributing guard. Over the course of four seasons he saw his scoring average rise from 15.0 points as a red shirt freshman to 22.6 points per game as a senior. His senior season saw him lead the Colonial Athletics Association in points and finished second in assists and fourth in steals.

In describing Jenkins, Chad Ford scouted him out as a big-time scorer with range who was tough and physical. The negatives on him revolved around the fact that he is not viewed as an elite athlete and at 6-3, 216 pounds he might be undersized for a guard role (not sure I buy that). His stock rose much of this season and one NBA Scout had this to say back in January:

"You combine his toughness, shooting ability and efficiency, and I think you can find a spot for a guy like that in the league," one NBA scout said. "The first time I saw him this year, I told my GM he's a maybe. Now I think we have to bring him in. We need guys who can score, and he's as lethal as any guard in the country."

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