When Foes Become Friends: Taziah Jenks

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

Taziah Jenks' rise on the recruiting scene has been a meteoric one. As a sophomore, she led her Mercy Jaguars to the state championship game. A few months later, she received her first NCAA Division I offer. And as of just a few hours ago, George Washington became the latest to offer. Affectionately known as TT, Jenks' length and athleticism has drawn the interest of college coaches across the country. That's also part of the reason she was named a Kentucky Junior All Star.

In the weeklong series, Jenks averaged 11.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. She showed off her versatility by knocking down long range shots and consistently finishing through traffic. Though her frame may be slight, Jenks welcomes contact and has no problem drawing fouls on her opponents. Defensively, her length is a nightmare at the top of a press and in traps. As she continues to get stronger, her ability to take over a game will be a sight to see.

The opportunity to play with and against top talent proved Jenks' place as a highly touted recruit. Illinois was the first school from major conference to offer, but it certainly won't be her last. Jenks will spend July competing with West Virginia Thunder on the new Under Armour circuit. By the end of the summer, her recruiting profile is sure to be through the roof.

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