PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Charles Jenkins Leads Pride to 6-1 Start
WHITE PLAINS, NY (8 December 2008) – Charles Jenkins (Queens, NY/Springfield Gardens) claims the first PrestoSports/Met Basketball Writers Association Player of the Week award of the season for leading the Hofstra men’s basketball team to a 6-1 overall record. During the past week, Jenkins averaged 17.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and seven assists per game as the Pride defeated local rival Fordham and CAA foe Towson.
Against the Rams, the 6’3” 220 lbs. guard had eleven points with a career-high nine assists to pace the Pride to the 60-40 victory. Five of his assists came in the first half, as Hofstra took control of the game early. Next, the Pride played their first Colonial Athletic Association contest at Towson and prevailed 90-79, with Jenkins recording 24 points and five assists.
For the season, Jenkins has now led Hofstra in scoring in all seven games, averaging 21.9 points per game. Five times he has scored at least 20 points, and has led Hofstra in assists six times as well.
Hofstra travels to Stony Brook on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game before hosting St. Francis of New York at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
This Week's Honor Roll
Richard Jean-Baptiste, Brooklyn College, Junior, Forward, 6'4", Queens, NY/St. John’s Prep
Manny Perez, Caldwell College, Senior, Forward, 6’7”, 215 lbs. Egg Harbor Township, NJ/Egg Harbor
Devon Austin, Manhattan College, Senior, Forward, 6’6”, 200 lbs., White Plains, NY/White Plains
Brian Hutchinson, Molloy College, Sophomore, Forward, 6’6”, 230 lbs., Elmont, NY/Elmont Memorial
Joe Cooke, College of Mt. St. Vincent, Senior, Guard, 6’3”, 205 lbs., Mount Vernon, NY/Fordham Prep
Mike Ringgold, Rider University, Sophomore, Forward, 6'6", 220 lbs., Philadelphia, PA/Roman Catholic
J. J Walsh, St. Joseph’s of LI, Senior, Forward, 6'5", Brentwood, NY/Brentwood
About the PrestoSports/MBWA Weekly Player of the Week Award
Celebrating its fifth season, the Player of the Week Award is granted on a weekly basis by the New York Area Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Each week, each of the nearly 75 schools that play college basketball in the Tri-state area have the ability to nominate one male and one female student-athlete, based upon their on-court accomplishments over the previous seven days. An esteemed panel of media members votes to select the winners from the nominations. All players who receive votes, but are not named the Player of the Week, are then named to the Honor Roll.
PrestoSports is proud to sponsor the college basketball in the New York area, and specifically the MBWA. We are pleased to recognize the best athletic achievements in the Tri-state area. A Maryland-based company, PrestoSports is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices used for designing, building and maintaining official athletic websites. With clients across the country, PrestoSports focuses on smaller schools and conferences in NCAA Divisions II and III.