Hoops ace Jenkins secures a place in Division 1 college basketball in the USA 

Hoops ace Jenkins secures a place in Division 1 college basketball in the USA 
Picture: INPHO/Tommy Dickson

CORK basketball phenom Sean Jenkins will be playing for Division 1 side Presbyterian College next season.

The former Neptune star will join another Leeside ace, Jordan Blount, who is entering his fourth year at UIC Flames in the top tier of college basketball.

The 19-year-old moved Stateside two years ago to pursue his hoop dreams, attending Spartanburg High School in South Carolina.

More recently he was lining out for Upward Stars Upstate to secure a berth with a Division 1 college.

Jenkins, whose mother Angelene Myers was a top player for Brunell, is a 6’ 4” guard who ripped it up with Neptune and Ireland before heading to the US.

He was an MVP for Neptune in U18, U20 and Division 1 men’s cup finals before he turned 18 and at international level took Austria for 42 points in a tournament.

Blount has become a cult hero in Chicago while northsider Edel Thornton had a super run with Quinnipiac, but will play with Meteors in Dublin next season when she attends Trinity College.

Neptune’s Adam Drummond and Conor O’Sullivan are based in the States as well, while Blue Demons’ graduate James Beckom also left Ireland for basketball.

Neptune pair Darragh O’Sullivan, Conor’s younger brother, and Cian Heaphy are also aiming to switch across the Atlantic for their love of the game.

Ger Noonan (centre) and the other coaches Sean Jenkins, Tanner Brooks, Claire Rockall and Roy Downey at the All-Star Basketball Camp. Picture: Denis Minihane.
Ger Noonan (centre) and the other coaches Sean Jenkins, Tanner Brooks, Claire Rockall and Roy Downey at the All-Star Basketball Camp. Picture: Denis Minihane.

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