Gonzaga‘s Kris Jenkins was recently named Washington D.C.’s Gatorade player of the year.
During his senior season, the Villanova commit averaged 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.3 steals per game. He was also Gatorade state player of the year last year.
“It’s a great honor,” Jenkins texted the Washington Post. “I’m just so blessed to have won the award twice.”
Jenkins will fit in perfectly with the Wildcats system; they were recently eliminated in the second round of March Madness.
“As a coach, it’s an incredible feeling to have a player win twice,” Gonzaga Coach Steve Turner said. “This award is a testament to who Kris is as a person and player and how he helped make our team the best we could be.”
Gonzaga has a rich basketball tradition, so it should be no surprise that they now have a Gatorade player of the year.
“He is, simply put, a winner, making his teammates constantly better,” said coach of rival Bishop Ireton Neil Berkman (Alexandria, Va.) to USAToday. “He exemplifies good sportsmanship, works hard and seems to have very high character. Off the court, he carries himself with class, dignity and a matureness way beyond his years.”
Congratulations to the young man on his second Gatorade award and best of luck to him with the Villanova Wildcats next year.