With George Mason off to a rough start in the Atlantic 10, one bright spot has been redshirt freshman Jalen Jenkins. Today it was announced that he was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week. Well deserved as he averaged 15 PPG and 9.5 RPG in the Patriots’ first two conference games so far. He’s also been moved into the starting lineup and continues to shows development in his game.
Jenkin’s improvement over the course of the season helps convince us that Paul Hewitt knows what he’s doing on the recruiting trails. Should we believe as he starts to bring in more of his own recruits, especially with the 2014 class, that play will start to improve on the court? We won’t know for awhile but if we’re trying to be optimistic about this program, as difficult as it may be, I guess that’s where we have to start.