Former Winthrop Eagle Michael Jenkins completed a week-long stint with the Brooklyn Nets’ Orlando Summer League team two weeks ago and his performance during the five games has apparently resulted in an invitation to the team’s fall training camp. Jenkins’ agent, Daniel Moldovan, tweeted the news Monday.
Jenkins averaged 6.8 points per game and shot 46 percent from the field for the Nets squad, which won only one of its five games. Jenkins, who played last season in Italy and is currently a free agent after five years of pro ball in Europe, is trying to become the first Winthrop men’s basketball player to reach the NBA.
The 27-year-old combo guard will likely be competing for a roster spot against the Nets’ trio of 2014 second-round draft selections Markel Brown, Cory Jefferson and Xavier Thames. The training camp begins in October.