NBPA Camp: Kris Jenkins Spotlight

Four-star forward Kris Jenkins is looking forward to July after suffering a slight injury during the NBPA Top 100 Camp.

Probably no forward in the class of 2013 helped himself during the high school season more than Kris Jenkins did. The 6-foot-5 combo forward was excellent for Washington (DC) Gonzaga, and now is trying to follow that up with a just as impressive summer.

At 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, Jenkins doesn't have the typical body of someone who plays on the perimeter, but his feel for the game as well as his shot making make him tough to guard. Now during the spring and summer with D.C. Assault, Jenkins is working to improve his game.

Recently Jenkins was invited to the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Even though he got injured and missed most of the camp, he still enjoyed his time there.

"It is a great opportunity to learn from the great people that were selected to teach," said Jenkins. "There is a lot of talent and a lot of great players here. It is just a great honor to be a part of it."

Recruiting wise it should be no surprise that Jenkins is really having things pick up with a lot of schools trying to get in the mix.

"Right now it has been a lot of schools, but no team is a favorite," said Jenkins. "I am enjoying the process, and hopefully I can narrow my list down soon."

He continued, "Miami, Georgetown, Seton Hall, Ohio State, Penn State, Clemson, South Carolina, Xavier, and there are some others are all recruiting me hard."

One school that hasn't offered yet is still working hard is Ohio State. The Buckeyes hope to see Jenkins in July and want him to remain high on the school.

"They have been expressing that they have a lot of interest in me," said Jenkins of Ohio State. "They want me to check out the school, and they want me to keep them on my list."

While OSU hasn't yet offered, the Miami Hurricanes were one of his first. Jenkins has been recruited by the staff for a long time, and is building an excellent relationship with them.

"My relationship with them is great," said Jenkins of Miami. "Coach (Chris) Caputo, Coach (Jim) Larranaga, and the whole coaching staff down there has been recruiting me since they were at George Mason. When they went to Miami I think started recruiting me even harder."

Also the Xavier Musketeers have been recruiting Jenkins for a while, and are continuing to hold strong in the recruitment.

"Xavier is a great school," said Jenkins. "They just hired a great coach in Mike Pegues who is from my area. Xavier has always been high on my list, and they will still be solid on my list."

In terms of when he wants to cut down his list, Jenkins says that could come in the not too distant future.

"Probably five to seven schools will make my cut," Jenkins explained. "I will probably have it cut down at the end of July into August."

Once he does cut his list down, the No. 60 prospect in the country is going to wait until he gets that feeling where he just knows one school is right to make his commitment.

"It will come down to how I feel when I get there, does that school feel like home," explained Jenkins. "When you have a great feeling about some place that is where you're supposed to be. When I have that feeling that is where I know I am supposed to be."

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