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Hawks Offseason: John Jenkins Wants To Be Next Ray Allen

You can't accuse Atlanta Hawks rookie John Jenkins of not thinking big. In an interview with Dime Magazine this week, he talked about his lofty career goals:

Dime: When you look back on your career in 20 years, what do you want people to be saying about you?

JJ: He gave it all he got, every night out. Greatest shooter, up there with Ray Allen. That's my goal, up there with Ray Allen and other great shooters in the League.

Jenkins was a career 43.8% shooter from beyond the arc at Vanderbilt, which is only a percentage point behind Allen's mark of 44.8% at UConn.

Where the two differ is in the rest of their game -- Allen was an All-American who averaged 23.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists on 49% shooting from the floor in his final season at UConn while Jenkins averaged 19.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists on 47% shooting in 2012.

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