The Hofstra University athletic department will retire the jersey number (#22) of senior guard Charles Jenkins on Saturday, prior to the Pride’s regular season finale against Delaware at the Mack Sports Complex, according to the university.
The jersey retirement will take place as part of Hofstra’s Senior Day ceremonies, which will begin at approximately 1:40 p.m., prior to the 2 p.m. tip-off with the Blue Hens.
Jenkins will become the 25th Hofstra student-athlete to have a jersey number retired, and the first to earn that distinction while still active. He will be the fifth men’s basketball player with a retired number, joining Speedy Claxton (#10), Steve Nisenson (#13), Rich Laurel (#21) and Bill Thieben (#93), and will also be the second Hofstra student-athlete honored this year, along with women’s soccer All-American Tiffany Yovino, who had her number (#18) retired in November.
Heading into the final week of the regular season, Jenkins has amassed 2,420 career points, a new Hofstra school record and the highest total of any active player in the country. That total also ranks tied for second in Colonial Athletic Association history with Carlos Yates of George Mason (1981-85), trailing only Navy’s David Robinson (2,669 points) in conference history.