Blast from the Past: 2020 Ta'Ziah Jenks

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

Much has changed since we first profiled TT Jenks in 2017. The following spring, she joined the West Virginia Thunder program, which recently became an inaugural member of the Girls' Under Armour circuit. Her strong play earned her scholarship offers from Power 5 conference schools such as Penn State, Illinois, and West Virginia. She also had the opportunity to visit the campus and facilities at UCLA. Yet what hasn't changed is Jenks' commitment to the game. She has continued to improve her skillset, which has helped her transition from a mid-major player to drawing interest from women's basketball legends like Rutgers Head Coach C. Vivian Stringer. While Jenks' growth has been apparent, what has yet to be seen is just how far she can go.

The following was released on September 11, 2017.

Between playing with Kentucky Premier's 14U EYBL team, attending multiple elite camps, and spending June with her Jaguars squad, Ta’Ziah Jenks, known as "TT," had a full summer. The 6'2 sophomore from Mercy Academy had a strong showing on the travel ball circuit, earning interest from multiple NCAA Division I schools.  She also earned an invitation to the prestigious John Lucas Top 160 Camp. Thanks to her breakout summer, Jenks has had regular contact with Marshall and Xavier and picked up a scholarship offer from Western Kentucky. Her favorite part of the recruiting process has been meeting and getting to talk to different college coaches.

Along with competing in various events, Jenks spent the off-season working to get stronger and improve her shooting percentage. With her long, thin frame, she can play both on the perimeter and in the post. By building up her strength, Jenks believes she can create an even bigger match-up problem for her opponents. She continues to set the bar high by stating that one of her personal goals for this season is to be named to the All-6th Region Team. She also identified that Mercy's team goal is to win the 6th Region Tournament. Though still an underclassmen, Jenks is already making noise on the recruiting scene and is poised to be one of the state's top players in the years to come.

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