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John Jenkins Impresses At Vegas Summer League

The Vegas Summer League wrapped up over the weekend and Hawks rookie John Jenkins impressed by playing to his strengths. Despite being picked with the 23rd pick of the first round, Jenkins exited summer league ranked as the 12th overall player at summer league by SB Nation.

12. John Jenkins, Hawks

He's one-dimensional, but boy is he proficient at that one dimension. He spent most of the week curling off screens and taking long jumpers, but he still managed to shoot over 50 percent from the field. He was especially impressive going against aggressive defenders like Washington's Bradley Beal and Dallas' Dominique Jones. Despite being undersized, he has a hyper-quick release, much like former Hornets star Dell Curry. I look forward to tracking his development, especially with Kyle Korver as a mentor.

Jenkins was projected by many as a late-first or early second round selection but at this point it looks like the Hawks have themselves a solid pick.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.