New UNLV head coach T.J. Otzelberger has hit his first home run on the recruiting trail, as star transfer David Jenkins committed to the Rebels on Saturday.
The 6-foot-2 shooting guard made the announcement via his Twitter page. After taking an official visit to UNLV last weekend he chose the Rebels over his other finalists, Gonzaga and Oregon.
Jenkins played under Otzelberger for two years at South Dakota State and put up big numbers: 17.8 points per game on 44.5 percent shooting (42.0 percent from 3-point range). As a sophomore in 2018-19, he scored 19.7 points and nailed a ridiculous 45.3 percent of his 3’s.
With his ability to shoot from long distance and score efficiently, Jenkins should jump-start UNLV’s offense when he becomes eligible in 2020-21. As a transfer, he will have to sit out the upcoming 2019-20 campaign but will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after that.