FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama men's basketball team has added one more player to its 2011-12 roster. Head coach Bobby Champagne has announced that senior transfer Theron Jenkins will join the Lions this season.
Jenkins, who most recently played at Texas Tech, will have one year of eligibility remaining. He prepped at Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood, Miss., followed by two seasons at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Miss.
"We are very happy to have Theron join our program," said Champagne. He brings athleticism and a good shooting ability to our team."
The 6-6 swing player was a team captain in high school for coach Jason Broom. He was also named team MVP as well as an All-Metro selection during his senior season.
In two seasons under coach Marty Cooper at the junior college level, his team went 49-13. As a freshman he averaged 7.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game, helping ICC capture the division, state and regional championships. In his sophomore campaign, Jenkins upped his average to 13.3 and 4.9 rebounds per game, leading the Indians to their third straight north division title.
Jenkins played in 31 games at Texas Tech, averaging just over nine minutes per contest. During the 2009-10 season, he averaged 2.9 points and 2.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 42 percent from the field. He had a season-high of 12 rebounds versus Texas and seven rebounds vs. Colorado.
Jenkins redshirted during the 2010-2011 season due to an injury and is scheduled to graduate in May.
The addition of Jenkins will give the Lions six new players to the roster this season. Jenkins will join sophomore transfer Tyler Richardson, and freshmen Luke Corkery, Nathan Spehr, Lazar Petrov and Florence native Corey Ricks.