Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tennessee guard verbally commits to Hampton

A few years ago, James Madison recruited an under-the-radar player from Clarksville, Tenn. Turned out OK - all Dawn Evans did was re-write the school's record book.

Now Hampton has mined that same territory. Blake Jenkines, a 5-10 guard from Clarksville's Kenwood High, has verbally committed to the Lady Pirates for 2012, according to the Leaf-Chronicle.

"(Hampton has) a great team and they're really serious about their basketball," Jenkines, who visited Hampton last weekend, told the newspaper. "That's what struck me about them. I'm really excited about the opportunity to go up there and learn and hopefully compete for playing time."

The Leaf-Chronicle reported that Jenkins had scholarship offers from UAB, Florida A&M and Austin Peay and had piqued the interest of several other schools. She averaged 18 points per game playing in the post for Kenwood last season, but is a natural perimeter player and projects as a big guard in college.

Jenkines is the second known 2012 player to commit to Hampton, joining Stonewall Jackson's Ryan Jordan.
Click here for a rundown of 2012 verbals from across the state.

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