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Men's Basketball Adds DeVonte Jenkins to Recruiting Class

MISENHEIMER, NC – Pfeiffer University head men's basketball coach Jeremy Currier announced today that 6-7 guard DeVonte Jenkins (Youngstown, OH./West Hills Community College), a consensus Top 100 Junior College player in California, has signed a National Letter of Intent and will be part of the men's basketball program this fall.

Jenkins was a standout at West Hills Community College under coach Mark Arce. In his first season at West Hills, Jenkins was named the 2012-13 Central Valley Conference Rookie of the Year and named to the First Team All-Conference. As a sophomore, Jenkins averaged 16.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while shooting 50.8% from the field to earn a second consecutive First Team All-Conference selection. DeVonte was also named the 2013-14 CVC Defensive Player of the Year while being ranked top 10 in all of California Junior College in blocked shots (58) and blocks per game (2.4).

“DeVonte is a versatile player who is comfortable at the guard spots as well as small forward," said Currier. "His size and length brings an added dimension to the backcourt. At 6-7, his ability to rebound and block shots from the guard spot is also a big plus. DeVonte comes to us from quality programs at West Hills Community College and Ursuline High School, where he was a leader on the court and in the classroom. We are excited to have him at Pfeiffer, and look forward to him having an immediate impact."

Jenkins averaged 21.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game as a senior at Ursuline High School in Youngstown, Ohio. As a senior, DeVonte was named to the Associated Press 2011 All Ohio Team and 2nd Team All Northeast Ohio District Team.


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