Villanova men's basketball coach Jay Wright landed his first verbal recruiting commitment for 2013 and it's a big one. According to SB Nation's Villanova blog, VU Hoops, Nova has picked up four-star power forward Kris Jenkins:â†µ
Kris Jenkins, a 4-star forward from Maryland, has given the Wildcats his verbal commitment, according to Jeff Ermann of 247Sports. Former assistant coach Keith Urgo, who left the team to join Coach Pat Chambers at Penn State, was the initial recruiting contact for Jenkins, but the program kept in touch after Urgo left.â†µ
Jenkins was reportedly also considering Clemson, Rutgers, Xavier, and Miami as potential destinations. One thing of note is that at 6'6", he's a bit undersized for a power forward. But that didn't stop him from averaging nearly 20 points and just over ten rebounds per game last season.â†µ
This is a solid pick-up for coach Wright.â†µ
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