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Friday / October 7.
  • De’Riante Jenkins to VCU

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    4_3721608VCU coach Will Wade picked up a key addition on Saturday when De’Riante Jenkins committed.

    Jenkins cited “the relationship me and coach Wade have. We text every day since he started recruiting me.

    “Including my official visit and since the live period started I’ve seen him 4- times,” he added. “They really made me a priority.”

    A 6-foot-6 small forward from Hargrave Military (VA) Academy, he is ranked the No. 11 small forward in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com. He also considered Tennessee, Rutgers and Clemson, among others. He is the Rams’ first pledge in 2016.

    “I fit the playing style perfectly and  I’ll get chances to play 1-3,” he said.

    “Not only is De’Riante a very good player but he’s an even better person,” Hargrave coach A.W. Hamilton said. “He is a phenomenal teammate and person and has really improved his shooting ability. The sky is the limit for De’Riante.”



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.