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10 Jermel Jenkins
Jermel Jenkins 181614

Fourth-year guard that will continue to see time in the Gaels guard rotation at both point guard and two-guard... The top on-ball defender on the Gaels... One of four performers to appear in all 36 games and made 15 starts... Was third on the team averaging 27.7 minutes per game.. Fourth on the team in scoring, averaging a career-best 9.5 ppg... Improved his performance from his sophomore campaign in virtually every statistical category including more than doubling his three-point field goal output... His 46 steals and 98 assists were second on the team while his 75 threes rank tied for first on the team... Shot 37.9% on three-point field goal attempts... Ranks No. 5 on Iona’s all-time three-point field goal list with 138 while his 75 last season was the third-highest in school history... Posted 17 games with 10 or more points and three with 20 or more including his career-high 23 vs. Buffalo on Mar. 22... Set the Hynes Center record with seven three-pointers in the win over the Bulls... Extremely quick, pass-first guard with a solid handle and outside jumper... Consummate team player with the ability to make his teammates better... A nephew of former Iona and current Seton Hall assistant coach Shaheen Holloway.

AS A JUNIOR (2010-11):
Was one of two Iona performers to score 10 or more points in all three games at the World Vision Classic from Nov. 12-14... Tallied 13 points with three three-pointers vs. Kent State on Nov. 12... Posted 10 points with four assists vs. Cleveland State on Nov. 13... Tallied 12 points, all from behind the arc, vs. Bryant on Nov. 14... The four trifectas set a new career-high for the junior... Set a career-high with 18 points which included the final six points of regulation and a three-pointer with less than four seconds left to force overtime in a win over Richmond on Nov. 18... Upped his career-high for the second game in a row with 21 points on 7-for-11 shooting from behind the arc at Albany on Nov. 23... The seven trifectas made would have been a school record had it not been for teammate Kyle Smyth connecting on eight in the contest... Had just six points, but his four free throws in the final minute sealed a nine-point win at Norfolk State on Nov. 30... Posted 16 points and four three pointers in Iona’s win over Canisius on Dec. 3... Tallied 11 points at Long Island on Dec. 8... Tallied nine points and a career-high eight assists in a win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Dec. 11... Came off the bench for the first time this season and scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field vs. Hofstra on Dec. 29... Rebounded from zero points vs. Loyola on Jan. 9 with an 18-point effort at Rider on Jan. 14... Hit four three-pointers and scored all of his points in the first half of the thrilling overtime win... Had 10 points vs. Marist on Jan. 16... Had 14 points including a game-tying three-pointer with nine seconds left in a heartbreaking two-point loss at Canisius on Jan. 23... Recorded 15 points with three three-pointers vs. Rider on Jan. 27... Had 13 points with three more trifectas at Loyola on Jan. 30... Posted nine points and led the team with four assists at Fairfield on Feb. 4... Held off the scoreboard for just the second time this season in a season-low 10 minutes vs. Manhattan on Feb. 7... Responded with 19 points and five three-pointers against Siena a game later on Feb. 11... Hit a key three-pointer during Iona’s decisive 12-0 second-half run in the win at Marist on Feb. 13... Had eight points, seven assists, six boards and three steals in an all-around effort at Manhattan on Feb. 16... Posted 12 points off the bench in win at Saint Peter’s on Feb. 25... Had 10 points, five rebounds and a team-high six assists vs. Fairfield in the regular-season finale vs. Fairfield on Feb. 27... Netted 20 points with six three-pointers in the MAAC semifinal round vs. Rider on Mar. 6... Led Iona with a career-high 23 points, shooting 8-for-15 from the field and 7-for-11 from beyond the arc, setting a new Hynes Center long distance record with the seven trifectas in a CIT quarterfinal win over Buffalo on Mar. 22.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-10):
Helped the Gaels win two contests as a sophomore on last possession defensive stands, in a three-point win at Manhattan and a one-point victory at Saint Peter’s... One of four performers to appear in all 31 games and made seven starts... Finished fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 6.7 ppg... Improved his performance from his freshman campaign in virtually every statistical category including doubling his steals output... His 37 steals and 87 assists both ranked No. 2 on the team... His 35.7% three-point field goal percentage ranked No. 3... Matched a career-high with 14 points including two three pointers in season opening win vs. Boston University on Nov. 13... Tallied nine points in win over Hampton on Nov. 17... Posted six points and three assists vs. Norfolk State on Nov. 21... Led the Gaels with 12 points and four steals vs. Florida State on Nov. 26... Added 11 points and three 3-pt FGs with three assists, no turnovers and two steals vs. Baylor on Nov. 27... Had six points and shared the team lead with four assists in win over Creighton on Nov. 27... Posted a season-high five assists vs. Siena on Dec. 5... Recorded nine points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. Albany on Dec. 17.... Tallied 11 points and dished out five assists in a win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Dec. 23... Drained a career-high three 3-pt field goals in the contest for the second time this season and fifth time in his career... Had four points and a career-best seven assists at No. 11 Connecticut on Dec. 27... Tallied eight points including two key three-pointers in the second half in a win at Niagara on Jan. 2... Earned his fifth start of the season in the contest and first at point guard... Had 14 points with three three-point field goals at Canisius on Jan. 4... Had a season high seven rebounds while adding six assists in the Gaels’ iwn over Rider on Jan. 18... Forced a turnover on the game’s final possession leading to two Iona free throws that sealed a 56-53 win at Manhattan on Jan. 22... Had a team-high 14 points off the bench and matched his season and career-high with seven assists in win over Fairfield on Jan. 24... Grabbed five boards in win over Marist on Jan. 28... Netted seven points and had a team-best four assists with zero turnovers in a win over Canisius on Feb. 1... Also had a career-high seven steals, the highest single-game effort for a Gael in four seasons, vs. the Griffs... Led Iona with four assists at Siena on Feb. 4 and vs. Manhattan on Feb. 12... Posted four assists with no turnovers in win over Loyola at home on Feb. 14... Had nine points and four rebounds off the bench in the win over William & Mary on Feb. 19... Had a team-high 13 points and forced a turnover on the game’s final possession in a 49-48 win over Saint Peter’s on Feb. 28.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09):
Made five starts in 30 games and split time at point guard with Scott Machado and Rashon Dwight... Finished second on the team with a 39.1% three-point field goal percentage (27-of-69)... Third on the team with 52 assists... Had four-games with 10 or more points including a career-high 14 at Hofstra on Dec. 23... Was the first rookie on the squad to record double-digit points in a game with 11 vs. Wisconsin on Nov. 21... His 33 minutes in the game was an Iona season-high... Had four points, six rebounds and four assists in win over Valparaiso on Nov. 22... Posted seven points vs. Southern Miss on Nov. 24... Recorded a team-high 30 minutes at Long Island and recorded three assists with no turnovers in Iona’s win on Dec. 10... Had a game high three steals vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) on Dec. 14... Led the Gaels with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting at Western Michigan on Dec. 18... Rebounded from a scoreless effort at Ohio State on Dec. 20 with a team-best 14 points in win at Hofstra on Dec. 23... Tallied seven points with two three pointers vs. Rider on Jan. 1... Posted 10 points and was a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the three point line and led the Gaels with five assists in a win over Canisius at home on Jan. 9... Had nine points on three more trifectas at Rider on Jan. 11... Had eight points and was 2-of-2 from behind the arc at Canisius on Jan. 17... Missed the Marist contest due to flu like symptoms on Feb. 7... Made his fourth start of the season at Loyola and posted six points and dished out two assists in the win on Feb. 13... Had nine points and four rebounds vs. Siena on Feb. 16... Recorded eight points and drained two three pointers in the opening round of the MAAC Championship vs. Marist on Mar. 6.

BEFORE IONA (ST. PATRICK HIGH SCHOOL):
Starting point guard for Kevin Boyle’s St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, NJ that finished No. 13 in the final PrepNation.com National Poll... Led his team to a 25-5 overall record and a Top 10 national ranking... Celtics advanced to the in Non-Public Group B North Jersey championship game... Averaged 14 points and seven assists as a senior... As a junior, St. Patrick finished 30-2 including victories over teammate Scott Machado’s St. Benedict’s squad, then No. 1 in the USA Today Super 25 poll; O.J. Mayo’s Huntington (W. Va.) team on ESPN; and then Garden State powers St. Anthony, Seton Hall Prep and teammate Rashon Dwight’s Bloomfield Tech in the Tournament of Champions... Chose Iona over La Salle, St. Bonaventure, Rice and New Mexico State.

GAME-BY-GAME STATS
2008-09 | 2009-10 | 2010-11 | 2011-12

CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min FG Pct 3FG Pct FT Pct Reb Avg A TO Bk St Pts/Avg 2008-09 30-5 710 56 .373 27 .391 26 .667 64 2.1 52 40 0 18 165/5.5 2009-10 31-7 790 69 .365 36 .360 34 .723 60 1.9 87 62 0 37 208/6.7 2010-11 37-15 1013 120 .383 75 .379 26 .765 90 2.4 98 54 1 46 341/9.2 TOTAL 98-27 2513 245 .376 138 .376 86 .717 214 2.2 237 156 1 101 714/7.3
Position: Guard
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Union, NJ
High School: St. Patrick
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