Feb. 14, 2011
Sophomore shooting guard John Jenkins claimed the SEC’s Player of the Week honor for his play last week in two Commodore wins over Alabama and Kentucky after averaging 26.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in the two games. It is Jenkins’ second player of the week honor of the season – he won the award earlier this year at the Honda Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Jenkins, the SEC’s leading scorer in all games and SEC games only, scored a career-high 32 points in a win over Kentucky on Saturday, while also setting a new career-high in field goals made (11) and tying a career-high in three-pointers made. His 32-point performance is the Commodores’ first 30-point performance since 2009, and it was Vanderbilt’s first 30-point game against Kentucky since 1980. Jenkins has now scored 20 or more points in 14 games this year and 16 in his career. He scored 20 points against SEC West leader Alabama.
Jenkins is also a finalist for the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week. This award selects the top four men’s basketball clutch performances from the past week of action and features them on ESPN and ESPN.com for fans to vote on. Fans can vote on the award here.