Chapel Hill native and 2003 Forrest High School alum, Jamar Jenkins has signed a National Letter of Intent to transfer to Radford University, according to men's basketball coach Brad Greenberg. He will join the Highlanders in the fall with two years of eligibility remaining.
"Jamar is an experienced and versatile player who understands how to score in a variety of ways. He has three point range, can get to the basket off the dribble and can also post up," Greenberg said.
Jenkins, a 6-6 forward/ guard, originally signed with Western Carolina out of high school and as a sophomore went to Jackson State where he averaged 16.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
Jenkins was a standout basketball player at Forrest High School, earning All-District and All-Region honors for three straight years. He scored over 1,700 points, then a school record and 1,000 rebounds in his career. He averaged 19.6 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as a senior, securing a spot on the All-State team. Jenkins was recognized by Who's Who among High School Students and was a two-year class vice president.