VCU’S JENKINS NAMED TO A-10 PRESEASON TEAM

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – VCU junior guard De'Riante Jenkins (Eutawville, S.C.) has been named Preseason All-Atlantic 10 Conference Third Team, the league revealed Thursday during its annual Media Day at Barclays Center.

A rangy, 6-foot-5 wing, Jenkins is VCU's leading returning scorer after he averaged 12.9 points per game in 2017-18, as well as 3.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals. In addition, Jenkins' 79 three-pointers last season were the most ever by a VCU sophomore. He poured in a career-best 27 points last season against Cal in the Maui Invitational.

Jenkins is one of three starters and nine letterwinners returning for second-year Head Coach Mike Rhoades in 2018-19. The Rams were 18-15 a year ago. 

ALL-ATLANTIC 10 PRESEASON TEAMS
First Team
Kellan Grady, Davidson
Josh Cunningham, Dayton
Otis Livingston II, George Mason
Luwane Pipkins, UMass
Grant Golden, Richmond

Second Team
Eric Williams Jr., Duquesne
Pookie Powell, La Salle
Jeff Dowtin, Rhode Island
Courtney Stockard, St. Bonaventure
Javon Bess, Saint Louis
Jordan Goodwin, Saint Louis

Third Team
Jon Axel Gudmundsson, Davidson
Lamarr Kimble, Saint Joseph's
Charlie Brown, Jr., Saint Joseph's
Hasahn French, Saint Louis
De'Riante Jenkins, VCU

Preseason All-Defensive Team
Jon Axel Gudmundsson, Davidson
Terry Nolan, Jr., George Washington
Cyril Langevine, Rhode Island
Jacob Gilyard, Richmond
Javon Bess, Saint Louis

ATLANTIC 10 PRESEASON POLL

 
  1. Saint Louis (15).............................. 348
  2. Saint Joseph's (4)........................... 324
  3. Davidson (6).................................. 314
  4. George Mason (1) .......................... 287
  5. Rhode Island ................................. 221
  6. Dayton ......................................... 206
  7. VCU .............................................. 195
  8. Massachusetts .............................. 175
  9. St. Bonaventure ............................ 167
  10. Richmond ..................................... 156
  11. Duquesne ..................................... 146
  12. La Salle ......................................... 85
  13. George Washington ....................... 73
  14. Fordham ....................................... 33
Number in parenthesis indicates number of first-place votes