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Former Utah Guard David Jenkins Jr. Transfers to Purdue

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Purdue added some much needed experience to their backcourt today with the news that former Utah guard David Jenkins Jr. has committed to the program.

Jenkins has been well traveled throughout his collegiate career, with Purdue set to be his fourth school. He spent his first two seasons as a starter for South Dakota State, averaging 16.1 and 19.7 points per game respectively. He then started for UNLV in 2020-21, averaging 14.8 points per game, before spending the past season at Utah. Through four seasons he’s averaged 14.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 41.3% from three and just under 80% from the line.

The 6’1” guard chose the Boilermakers over Georgia, Clemson, BYU and a number of other schools that were trying to land the transfer. As a graduate transfer Jenkins will have one year of eligibility remaining and will help fill a massive void in the backcourt after the departures of Jaden Ivey, Eric Hunter and Isaiah Thompson.