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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