Los Angeles, CA (April 11) - Isaiah Jenkins will not have far to travel when heplays NCAA Division I basketball next year, as the senior from Southern
California power Westchester High School has signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Loyola Marymount University starting in the fall of 2007.
Jenkins helped Westchester, which is located no more than a mile from LMU's main campus, to a 26-7 overall record, 10-2 league and helped them reach the CIF Southern Sectional Finals against Fairfax.
"Isaiah Jenkins is a great sign for us and this program," said Head Coach Rodney Tention, who has coached two seasons at LMU. "He comes from a great program and probably won more than 100 games in his career at Westchester. He is a quality player and to be able to sign him this late in the year is a real plus for our program."
Jenkins was named All-City Section for the second year and is a two-time All-Area selection after averaging 14.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. He scored 18 points on six three-pointers to defeat Los Angeles Dorsey 90-75 in the second round of the Southern California Regional Division I playoffs and was named MVP of the Westchester Tip-off Classic in December.
"Isaiah is a good shooter and comes from a program that has given him the
foundation to become a very good college player," said Tention. "Like all of our young players, he will have the opportunity to make an instant impact on this team."
The 6-5 Jenkins will join three other incoming freshmen who signed during the
early period in November - Orlando Johnson (F/G, 6-5, 205, Palma High School),
Brandon Walker (G, 6-3, 190, Bishop O'Dowd), and Tim Diederichs (F, 6-9, 225,