Albany Patroons Select Michael Jenkins As No. 1 Pick of 2008 CBA Draft

September 23, 2008 - Continental Basketball Association 1 (CBA 1) News Release

Albany, NY (Sept. 23, 2008) - With the first pick of the 23rd Annual Continental Basketball Association College Draft, the Albany Patroons selected guard Michael Jenkins (6-3, 195) from Winthrop University.

Jenkins was a senior last season for Winthrop and led the Eagles to their fourth straight conference title. Jenkins was named the 2008 Big South Tournament Most Valuable Player after scoring 33 points to return the Eagles to the NCAA Tournament.

"This is a kid who has had great success but is under the radar," said new Patroons Head Coach Derrick Rowland. "He is an all-around player who does many things well. We will be looking to bring him in and make him a part of the rotation. I think we got a great player today with this pick."

Jenkins was excited about being tabbed the No. 1 overall pick and hopes to continue his collegiate success onto the professional level.

"I would first like to thank the people of Albany and the Albany organization for thinking so highly of me and my abilities," said Jenkins. "This was something that I hoped would happen and to be selected first overall is an honor. I look forward to coming to Albany and being apart of the tradition and legacy of the Patroons. I can't wait to get started and bring a championship back to Albany."

The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 13.9 points per game for the 07-08 Eagles while leading them to a 23-10 record. Jenkins was a two-time member of the All-Big South Conference Tournament team and led the Eagles in 3-point percentage in 2006-07.

This is the second time the Patroons have had the first selection in the CBA Draft. In 2005, the Patroons selected T.J. Thompson from George Washington. Thompson went on to be selected to the CBA All-Rookie team and was the runner-up to Roger Powell in the Rookie of the Year balloting.

- FOLLOWING ARE ROUND-BY-ROUND AND TEAM-BY-TEAM RESULTS -

2008 CBA DRAFT

Round-by-Round

FIRST ROUND

1. Albany Patroons - Michael Jenkins (6-3, 195, Guard) Winthrop

2. East Kentucky Miners - Roy Bright (6-6, 225, Guard) Delaware State

3. Pittsburgh Xplosion - Othello Hunter (6-8, 225, Forward) Ohio State

4. Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry -Aaron Smith (6-3, 180, Guard) Prairie View A&M

5. Minot Skyrockets - Brian Butch (6-11, 245, Center) Wisconsin

SECOND ROUND

6. Albany Patroons - Patrick Sanders (6-6, 225, Forward) California-Irvine

7. East Kentucky Miners - Emmanuel Little (6-5, 200, Forward) North Dakota

8. Pittsburgh Xplosion - Mike Cook (6-6, 230, Forward) Pittsburgh

9. Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry - Longar Longar (6-11,235, Center) Oklahoma

10. Minot Skyrockets - Brandon Smith (6-6, 200, Guard) Minnesota

THIRD ROUND

11. Albany Patroons - Charron Fisher (6-4, 225, Guard) Niagara

12. East Kentucky Miners - Charles Rhodes (6-8, 245, Forward) Mississippi

13. Pittsburgh Xplosion - Keith Benjamin (6-3, 175, Guard) Pittsburgh

14. Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry - Marcus Dove (6-9, 230, Forward) Oklahoma State

15. Minot Skyrockets - Othyus Jeffers (6-5, 200, Guard) Robert Morris

FOURTH ROUND

16. Albany Patroons - Frank Elegar (6-9, 220, Center) Drexel

17. East Kentucky Miners - Rashad West (6-1, 190, Guard) Hampton

18. Pittsburgh Xplosion - Quan Prowell (6-9, 215, Guard) Auburn

19. Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry -Steven Hill (7-0, 250, Center) Arkansas

20. Minot Skyrockets - Dion Dowell (6-6, 205, Forward) Houston

FIFTH ROUND

21. Albany Patroons - Kyle Hines (6-6, 240, Forward) UNC-Greensboro

22. East Kentucky Miners - Terrance Whiters (5-11, 175, Guard) Arkansas Tech

23. Pittsburgh Xplosion - Reggie Williams (6-6, 195, Forward) VMI

24. Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry - Kyle Chones (6-5, 200, Forward) Colgate

25. Minot Skyrockets - Sasha Kaun (6-11, 245, Center) Kansas

SIXTH ROUND

26. Albany Patroons - Steve Dagastino (5-11, 165, Guard) St. Rose (NY)

27. East Kentucky Miners - Brandon Cotton (6-0, 190, Guard) Detroit Mercy

28. Pittsburgh Xplosion - Leon Williams (6-8, 255, Forward) Ohio University

29. Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry -Jeremy Clayton (6-7, 210, Forward) Appalachian State

30. Minot Skyrockets - Dominique Kirk (6-3, 185, Guard) Texas A&M

ALBANY PATROONS

1. Michael Jenkins (6-3, 195, Guard) Winthrop

6. Patrick Sanders (6-6, 225, Forward) California-Irvine

11. Charron Fisher (6-4, 225, Guard) Niagara

16. Frank Elegar (6-9, 220, Center) Drexel

21. Kyle Hines (6-6, 240, Forward) UNC-Greensboro

26. Steve Dagastino (5-11, 165, Guard) St. Rose (NY)

EAST KENTUCKY MINERS

2. Roy Bright (6-6, 225, Guard) Delaware State

7. Emmanuel Little (6-5, 200, Forward) North Dakota

12. Charles Rhodes (6-8, 245, Forward) Mississippi

17. Rashad West (6-1, 190, Guard) Hampton

22. Terrance Whiters (5-11, 175, Guard) Arkansas Tech

27. Brandon Cotton (6-0, 190, Guard) Detroit Mercy

PITTSBURGH XPLOSION

3. Othello Hunter (6-8, 225, Forward) Ohio State

8. Mike Cook (6-6, 230, Forward) Pittsburgh

13. Keith Benjamin (6-3, 175, Guard) Pittsburgh

18. Quan Prowell (6-9, 215, Guard) Auburn

23. Reggie Williams (6-6, 195, Forward) VMI

28. Leon Williams (6-8, 255, Forward) Ohio University

LAWTON-FORT SILL CAVALRY

4. Aaron Smith (6-3, 180, Guard) Prairie View A&M

9. Longar Longar (6-11,235, Center) Oklahoma

14. Marcus Dove (6-9, 230, Forward) Oklahoma State

19. Steven Hill (7-0, 250, Center) Arkansas

24. Kyle Chones (6-5, 200, Forward) Colgate

29. Jeremy Clayton (6-7, 210, Forward) Appalachian State

MINOT SKYROCKETS

5. Brian Butch (6-11, 245, Center) Wisconsin

10. Brandon Smith (6-6, 200, Guard) Minnesota

15. Othyus Jeffers (6-5, 200, Guard) Robert Morris

20. Dion Dowell (6-6, 205, Forward) Houston

25. Sasha Kaun (6-11, 245, Center) Kansas

30. Dominique Kirk (6-3, 185, Guard) Texas A&M

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