John Jenkins: Yes sir, I did last night.
JJ: Thank you. I appreciate it.
DY: So are you excited about that?
JJ: Yes sir. I'm really am. I'm going to be playing for a National Championship.
DY: They are doing pretty good so far. Have you been watching them?
JJ: I've watched a few of their games. I've been watching them.
DY: How is Station Camp looking this year?
JJ: We are 6-2 and we have a game tomorrow against Friendship Christian. We need to do better on defense.
DY: What are some of your strengths on the floor?
JJ: Just shooting, ball handling and getting to the basket. Coach played me pretty much as more of a everything 1 through 5 type player. I just try to do whatever is best for the team.
DY: Do you shoot a lot of threes?
JJ: I shoot threes and mid range. I don't know what you could say that I do the most.
DY: You're primarily a shooting guard?
JJ: Yes sir.
DY: Dave Telep mentioned that you were told would be taking a role like Shan Foster?
JJ: I guess coach was talking about me just being another player like Foster. I've talked to him (VU Asst. Dan Muller) a lot. He's helped me out with a lot of things.
DY: What are some of your stats?
JJ: I average 30 points and 8 rebounds right now.
DY: Wow! 30 points and 8 rebounds and your a junior?
JJ: Yes. I averaged 22 a game as a junior.
DY: So when you are a senior you'll average like 45, huh?
JJ: [laughs] maybe!
DY: What is your 3-point shooting percentage?
JJ: About 45 or 50 percent.
DY: So how do you shoot your threes, do you get setup for shots or do you do the quick release thing?
JJ: Yeah, quick release. I just shoot them however them come. If it takes screens or using my ball handling to get me open; just whatever to get me open.
DY: When did Vanderbilt first start recruiting you?
JJ: They were looking at me in the summer time. You know who Drew Maddox is, right?
DY: Yes, I do.
JJ: He's my AAU coach. I think he pretty much helped get them to my school to look at me more. He told Coach Stallings about me and got me a little bit more exposure with them and they liked what they saw.
DY: Which VU coach recruited you?
JJ: Dan Muller.
DY: When did you visit and how did it go?
JJ: I visited one Saturday for the Georgia football game just to meet the coaches and watch them practice. It was pretty good, I liked everything. I left at halftime and we were winning. When I found out that they had lost I was surprised.
DY: What did the Vanderbilt coaches say when you told them you were committing to them?
JJ: They were real excited.
DY: Did you talk to Coach Stallings?
JJ: I called coach Muller. Coach Stallings was on a radio show when I committed so I couldn't really get hold of him so I called Coach Muller and he contacted Coach Stallings.
DY: How do your parents feel about your decision to go to Vanderbilt?
JJ: They love it. I'm close to home. They can see me play whenever they want to. I'm going to get a great education and I'm looking at playing a lot my freshman year.
DY: What other schools have offered you?
JJ: I got offers from Mississippi State, Alabama and most of the mid majors around Tennessee. Tennessee and Kentucky were on the verge of offering me but I just went ahead and committed to Vanderbilt.
DY: What if Tennessee, Kentucky or lets say Duke offers you in a couple of months? What will you do?
JJ: I'm sticking with Vanderbilt [laughs].
DY: Any idea what you'll major in at Vanderbilt?
JJ: I talked it over with my family and people at my school, all the coaches, and I guess I'm thinking about majoring in business. That could change at any time, I'm not sure yet.
DY: Do you do any other sports other than basketball?
JJ: No, just basketball.