Jenkins to play in all-star game Saturday

  • Friday, March 21, 2014

File Green Wave senior John Jenkins will end his high school career as an all-star.

Green Wave guard John Jenkins will participate in the North-South Boys All-star game Saturday at Lexington High School.

The all-star game, scheduled for 3 p.m., will feature some of the state’s best seniors from across all four classifications. Jenkins is one of only 12 players selected to represent the South as it takes on a team of all-stars from the northern part of the state.

The Summerville High School senior also recently received two other prestigious awards. Jenkins is one of only 16 players in the state to be named to the Class AAAA Boys All-state team. He is also the Region 8-AAAA Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year.

Last season, Jenkins averaged 20.2 points per game, shooting 56 percent from two-point range and 30 percent from three-point range. He was a 67 percent free-throw shooter this year and a 76 percent free-throw shooter last season. He averaged 2.1 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Jenkins finished his varsity career with 1,041 points.

Stratford coach Troy Johnson has been named the head coach for the South. Other members of the South All-star team are Tyre Moore (Academic Magnet), Stacy Toole (Aiken), DJ Dobson (Bluffton), Christopher Turner (Denmark-Olar), Montrel James (Edisto), Lakeith Ingram (Hartsville), Alex Brown (Mullins), Soloman Cooper (Myrtle Beach), Terrance Frazier (Ridgeland-Hardeeville), Erick White (Sumter) and Tarik Jones (Timmonsville).

The girls’ North-South All-star game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. tipoff at Lexington High School.

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