Q&A with Vanderbilt's John Jenkins


John Jenkins
John Jenkins

Vanderbilt guard John Jenkins (23) slaps hands with students after Vanderbilt beat Georgia 73-66 in an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 11:00 p.m.

Q&A with Vanderbilt sophomore shooting guard John Jenkins.

How close is your relationship with former Gator and current Minnesota Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer?

We're close. It's been great. I work out with him over the summer and he's helped me improve my game. We're both from the Nashville area so I've always looked up to him, ever since he was a McDonald's All-American.

You take a lot of pride in your perimeter shooting. How have you become such a good shooter?

Just practice. I was born with a little bit of it but it's mainly practice, getting shots up. I try to get up shots every night.

How many shots do you get up?

I go by makes. I don't know how many shots I get up, but I try to make 500 shots every night.

Your team has blown some double-digit leads in the second half in losses to South Carolina and Tennessee. Is that a concern?

I'd rather it happen early in the season then late in the season. But it's something we take seriously. We plan on getting it fixed.

What's it like to play for your coach, Kevin Stallings?

He's great. He cares for all of his players. He's definitely one of the better coaches in the league. So we feel confident playing for him.

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