Jenkins Patriot League Bound
Hotchkiss School and NE6 rising senior Kyle Jenkins made a verbal commitment to Lafayette College over the weekend.
His decision comes less than three weeks after the Patriot League program first offered him a scholarship during an unofficial visit.
Jenkins is a Connecticut native who has spent the last two years at Hotchkiss and spent his entire grassroots career playing for the NE6 program.
"Kyle has led by example since arriving in the 10th grade," Hotchkiss head coach Yassine Talhaoui said. "Despite an injury setback, he continued to develop, transformed his body and is improving at an incredible pace. Most exciting about Kyle is that he is just scratching the surface."
Jenkins has a unique combination of size and skill, standing at 6-foot-7 with a naturally soft shooting touch. He's built up his body over the past year, started to play through contact more effectively, and even shown some new bounce around the rim.
Jenkins was named honorable mention All-NEPSAC last winter and helped lead Hotchkiss to the semifinals of the Class A tournament. This spring, he helped NE-6 to a 10-2 record in the Under Armour Association.
"Lafayette is landing a strong student who will contribute on and off the court," Talhaoui said. "I'm very proud of Kyle!"