Jenkins discusses UK Elite Camp & recruiting

Jacob Jenkins has been known for his ability to shoot the basketball. Now as a rising senior Jenkins is displaying a more versatile game. KSR's Brian Eldridge recently spoke with Jenkins about his recruitment, as well as his experience at the UK Elite Camp last weekend.

One of the hotter prospects from the state of Kentucky is Manual's Jacob Jenkins. The 2009 shooting guard is among the best scorers in the state and has shown he's capable of playing against top competition.

The 6-foot-4 Jenkins participated in the University of Kentucky Elite Camp last week, and enjoyed his experience there. "UK's Elite Camp was a great and fun experience," said Jenkins. "There was a lot of talent there and the games got very intense at times. The coaches were great and the whole experience was very positive," he said.

Jenkins felt that he put a good showing on with the other top quality prospects. "I believe I played well," Jacob said. "I just want to improve and get better every time I step on the court, so I can help the team," he said.

Jenkins has come a long way over the last couple of seasons. He was always been one of the top prospects in his class, but he's still working to get better. "I have been working hard and training a lot in the weight room and working on my agility. I'm going to stay focused and put in the work to become much more explosive before the high school season starts," said Jenkins.

Jacob has always been one of the best shooters in his class, but he wants to expand his offensive game to other aspects. "People have always said I was a pure shooter and scorer. I have been focused on improving my ball-handling skills," said Jenkins. "I'm now much better at getting into the lane off the dribble and I can create shots for myself and find open scorers," he continued.

He's also worked to improve his defensive game as well. "The added strength and quickness has made me more versatile on both offense and defense. At times, I can play the point or the two and defend those positions. Then I've guarded and defended forwards too," he finished.

There are multiple schools inquiring about Jenkins at this time. "Wisconsin, Iowa, Dayton, Indiana, Butler, and Western Kentucky have all been there for the longest," said Jenkins. "South Carolina started recruiting me over a month ago and I stay in contact with them. Cincinnati and Colorado have also started making contact. Recently, UK started showing some interest," he finished.

Jenkins is still taking his time to make his college decision, although he came close to making a decision earlier this year. "I was close to deciding back in January and February. Now there are some other new options that have developed," said Jenkins. "I'm open at this point," he said.

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