Friday, May 27, 2016

Bellarmine University Adds Lehigh Transfer Tyler Jenkins

Bellarmine University has added Lehigh transfer Tyler Jenkins for the 2016-17 season.

Jenkins averaged 2.0 points per game as a sophomore for the Mountain Hawks.

Here's a release from BU:

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Bellarmine men's basketball coach Scott Davenport has announced that Fishers, Indiana native Tyler Jenkins will transfer to Bellarmine for the 2016-17 school year. The 6-2, 180-pound guard will have two years of eligibility having played the past two seasons at Lehigh University.

Jenkins, who can play either guard position, comes out of a high school program that is rich in talent. As a sophomore at Hamilton Southeastern High School, he played alongside current Denver Nugget Gary Harris. The following year Zak Irvin, who just completed his junior year at the University of Michigan, was the team's star. Harris and Irvin were named Mr. Basketball in the state of Indiana—the first back-to-back selections from the same school.

With all that talent on the team, Jenkins was still able to make his mark with the Royals, earning honorable mention all-state honors in both his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, Jenkins helped Hamilton Southeastern to a school record 23 wins against just four losses.

"I am thrilled that Tyler Jenkins is a Bellarmine Knight," said Davenport. "He has demonstrated his entire career at Hamilton Southeastern High School and Lehigh University that first and foremost he is a winner. I love his dedication to team and his game and basketball skills match his desire. Tyler impressed everyone at Bellarmine with his demeanor and his connection with our players was tremendous. He has the one quality that every successful Bellarmine player has shared. He wants to be here.

"Tyler has a great body and basketball IQ to match. He is an excellent fit with the way we love to play," Davenport added.

Last season at Lehigh, Jenkins appeared in all 32 games for the Mountain Hawks, averaging 8.6 minutes per game. In high school, Jenkins helped lead the Royals to a 62-11 record in his three years as a varsity player. A first team Academic All-State selection as a senior, Jenkins led Hamilton Southeastern to a sectional championship, knocking off two-time defending state champion Carmel High School in the process. He was voted "Mr. Team" and was selected to play in the Indiana Basketball Senior Classic.'

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