One of the highest tallies ever recorded by an Irish international.
“I’ve played AAU basketball (summer club basketball competitions) before though, so I kind of knew what to expect when I came over.”
Twelve months previous, two similarly dominant performances in quick succession at U18 and U20 grades only help to solidify Jenkins as one of the most promising talents the county has produced in recent years.
“We end up playing a lot of schools from rougher areas,” he admits. “So the basketball is a lot more physical than the prep school leagues, but I’m getting used to it.”
And with Edel Thornton and Adam Drummond also doing so well just north in Connecticut, the former recently qualifying for the NCAA tournament, the latter in command at Taft School, while Blue Demons’ product James Beckom shines in Arkansas, he is in good company in representing Cork basketball stateside.
With another year to prove his talents, and with schools already taking note of his skill in South Carolina, it surely won’t be long before we are seeing the number 10 of Sean Jenkins on an NCAA jersey.