Hofstra senior guard Charles Jenkins was named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men’s Basketball Player of the Year for the second year in a row in a vote of the league’s coaches, sports information directors and media representatives.
Jenkins, who received 41 Player of the Year votes (second place was two votes, and three others had one vote), is the seventh player in conference history to receive CAA Player of the Year honors in multiple seasons.
The senior guard tops the conference and ranks fourth in the nation in scoring with 23.2 ppg. He also leads the CAA in assists (4.8 apg) and is now the only player in Division I to lead his conference in scoring and assists. He is shooting 52.8 percent from the floor, the highest percentage of any player in the top 15 in the country in scoring, and the highest of any guard ranked in the top 100 (17.0 ppg and up).
Jenkins became Hofstra’s all-time leading scorer on Jan. 29 and currently ranks second on the CAA’s career scoring chart with 2,463 points, trailing only Hall of Famer David Robinson. He also ranks fifth in Hofstra history in assists, steals and three-pointers and is one of only two players to tally 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists (along with Speedy Claxton).