Diploma, not ball, comes first for Jenkins

Hofstra's two-time Haggerty Award winner readies for graduation Sunday

Updated: December 17, 2010, 1:59 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Charles Jenkins is off to a fabulous start in his final season at Hofstra. Through nine games, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound guard is averaging 25.3 points per game -- fourth best in the nation.

On Saturday, if he scores five or more points against Manhattan, he'll cross the 2,000-point threshold for his college career -- a major milestone.

And yet, two days before that game, after a late-morning/early-afternoon practice at the Mack Sports Complex on campus, Jenkins had ...

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