B.J. Jenkins started for Murray State's 2010 NCAA Tournament squad./AP Photo.
B.J. Jenkins didn’t waste any time.
He had his first practice with the Erie BayHawks in a shootaround on Thursday morning after they plucked him from the D-League player pool Wednesday.
After the shootaround, the 6-foot point guard out of Murray State had two separate shooting workouts.
He felt ready to play.
“That’s the plan,” Jenkins said Thursday morning. “I’m going to be dressed and ready. About to go home and study the plays right now. Think I got it for the most part. I’m excited. One minute, 40 minutes, I don’t care. I like to play basketball.”
Later that night, he did play and had six points and four assists in Erie’s 105-87 win against the Maine Red Claws at Tullio Arena. Jenkins was 3-of-4 from the field and only committed one turnover in 13 minutes, 46 seconds of play.
He executed the pick-and-roll, got to the rim for a wide open lay up and knocked down the jumper.
“Coach (Jay Larranaga) told me D (Donald Sloan) had been playing the whole game the past two games,” Jenkins said. “I told myself to be ready if I get a chance. If not, just cheer my teammates on.”
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