Both of the Villanova Wildcats vaunted seniors will be getting a shot at the NBA. After Josh Hart went to the Los Angeles Lakers (via a trade with the Jazz) with the last pick of the first round, Kris Jenkins has signed a deal with his hometown Washington Wizards.
Parade of Undrafteds begins: Villanova NCAA title hero Kris Jenkins going to Wizards’ camp, per source.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 23, 2017
Jenkins had previously worked out for Washington in the weeks leading up to the draft, and he’ll join former teammate Daniel Ochefu as a hometown kid getting a shot at the NBA. Having Ochefu around is a great bonus for Jenkins as he knows exactly what it takes to achieve what Jenkins is setting out to do.
A camp deal means Jenkins will have to play his way onto the roster spot, or might eventually end up in the D-League. Or Europe. We just don’t know yet, but this is great news for Jenkins. Hard work gets rewarded.
Go get ‘em, Kris!