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KJ Jenkins - Men's Basketball - University of New Mexico Lobos Athletics
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KJ Jenkins

Height

6-2

Weight

175 lbs.

Class

RS-Sr.

Previous School

Kilgore College

Hometown

Atlanta, Ga.

OF NOTE
• Led the Lobos with 60 3-pointers in 2021-22
• Scored a Mountain West leading 268 points off the bench in 2021-22
• Averaged 9.8 points in his first season at UNM in 2021-22 after transferring from Kilgore College

2021-22 SEASON (JUNIOR)
• Appeared in 30 games, starting four
• Averaged 9.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game
• Led the team with 60 3-pointers
• Scored in double figures 13 times, including three 20-point games
• Scored a career-high 26 points at UNLV (Jan. 11)
• Scored all of his 21 points in the second half vs. Denver (Dec. 9)
• Had 16 points and a season-high nine rebounds at San Diego State (Jan. 31)
• Scored 17 points (5-9 3FG) at No. 23 Colorado State (Jan. 19)
• Had 20 points and five assists vs. Western New Mexico (Nov. 22)
• Tri-Captain

2020-21 SEASON (SOPHOMORE AT KILGORE)
• Started all 23 games
• Averaged 15.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game
• Led Kilgore to the Region XIV Championship
• Region XIV MVP and First Team All-Region
• Scored double figures in 19 games
• Had six 20-point games
• Made at least five 3-pointers in eight games
• Scored a season-high 26 points on 8-12 3FG at Bossier Parish CC (Mar. 28)
• Scored 25 points at Coastal Bend (Mar. 20)

2019-20 SEASON (R-FRESHMAN AT NORTH GEORGIA)
• Appeared in 20 games off the bench
• Averaged 14.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game
• Had 17 double-figure scoring games
• Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year
• Scored a season-high 23 points vs. Lander (Feb. 15)
• Matched his season-high with 23 points at Georgia College (Feb. 22)
• Had first career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds vs. Columbus State (Feb. 12)

2018-19 SEASON (FRESHMAN AT NORTH GEORGIA)
• Redshirt season

HIGH SCHOOL
• Played at Creekview High School in Georgia
• All-time leading scorer in Creekview History
• Region Player of the Year as a senior
• Averaged 21 points, five rebounds and three assists per game as a senior
• Three-time First-Team All-County and First-Team All-Region

PERSONAL
• Birthday is July 15
• Son of Kerry and Brandee Jenkins
• Has eight siblings: Jami, Justin, Jacoryn, Destin, Kaleb, Chloee, Colton and Kendall