|NBADraftBlog.com: Jenkins did what was expected at Combine|
|Friday, June 15, 2012|
There are 15 days left until the NBA Draft is held on June 28. That’s the day that former Station Camp and Vanderbilt standout John Jenkins will find out which NBA team selects him as their newest shooting guard.
Jenkins gets nothing but love for his shooting prowess, considered by most as the top shooter in this year’s draft class. He got to show off those talents once more at the NBA Draft Combine last week at the University of Illinois Chicago – perhaps less than two miles from what many think will be his future home at the United Center as a Chicago Bull. The Bulls have the 29th pick in the first round.
Q: What are your thoughts on how Jenkins performed at the NBA Draft Combine?
Isaacson: I think John did what everyone expected him to do. He shot extremely well and went hard during drills. Without the 5-on-5 component at the combine anymore, there isn't much to go on that tells a lot.
Q: Was there much of an impact for Jenkins doing all the drills at the Combine when some of the other shooting guards did not?
Isaacson: There is a little impact, but the reality is that no player's potential draft position moves solely based on what happens at the Combine. What does help Jenkins is that teams were able to see him compete against other shooting guards whose draft value is similar, and he did well compared to a lot of them.
Q: Does Jenkins’ stock get a bump or stay the same after the Combine?
Isaacson: I had Jenkins going late first round after he declared, and I think between the Combine and other workouts he has sort of solidified that position. He may drop a bit into the early second just based on team needs, but I don't think he will go any higher than the 27-30 range I originally gave.
Click here to see what Isaacson had to say when Jenkins announced in April he would forego his senior year at Vanderbilt and enter the NBA Draft.
— Corby A. Yarbrough, Sports Editor