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Purdue Lands First Transfer of the Offseason in Utah’s David Jenkins

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Utah guard and journeyman David Jenkins has committed to Purdue for his final year of eligibility. Jenkins spent two seasons at South Dakota State before one year stops at both UNLV and Utah.

During his campaign with the Utes, Jenkins appeared in 31 contests, tallying 8.5 points while shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc.

The Tacoma, WA native has played in 125 games over four seasons, making 84 starts across his previous three programs.

For his career, Jenkins is a respected scorer with a consistent stroke from beyond the arc. The future Boilermaker has averaged 14.9 points on 42.6 percent shooting from the field and 41.3 percent from three-point range.

The lone season in Salt Lake City for Jenkins was his only season with less than 20 starts, 29 minutes per game, and an average of 14 points or less.

Jenkins’ who began his career at South Dakota State, earned Summit League Freshman of the Year honors, recording 16.1 points per game and set the Jackrabbits’ freshman scoring record with 565 points. His sophomore campaign earned him a First-Team All-Summit League selection, tallying 19.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

The Boilermakers are gaining a scorer at all three levels and an experienced point guard. Jenkins is the lone portal pledge for Matt Painter and Purdue this offseason.

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