|Last School:||Bearden HS|
2011-12: Assumed greater role and responsibility on team ... 33 game appearances with 14 starts ... Inserted into starting lineup Jan. 23 at East Tennessee State, and Bruins won 14 consecutive games (DNP 2/25/12 at Mercer) ... Extremely versatile defender ... Career-high 18 points vs. Jacksonville (1/28/12) ... 17 points, five rebounds, two steals in NCAA Tournament second round game vs. Georgetown (3/16/12) ... 15 points, three rebounds vs. Florida Gulf Coast in Atlantic Sun Championship (3/3/12) ... 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists vs. North Florida (1/30/12) ... First career double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds vs. East Tennessee State (2/18/12) ... 12 points, three rebounds, two blocked shots vs. Austin Peay (2/6/12) ... 11 points, six rebounds, three assists vs. USC Upstate (2/20/12) ... 11 points, five rebounds at Florida Gulf Coast (2/11/12) ... 10 points, six rebounds at Lipscomb (2/3/12) ... Eight points, seven rebounds at East Tennessee State (1/23/12) ... Seven points, six rebounds vs. Florida Gulf Coast (1/16/12) ... Seven points vs. Stetson (1/14/12) ... DNP (ankle) at Mercer (2/25/12).
2010-11: One of many Bruins to make enormous contributions off the bench ... Versatile defender ... 34 game appearances ... Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week (1/11/11) ... Career-high 10 points, two rebounds at Kennesaw State (2/26/11) ... 10 points, two rebounds vs. North Florida (1/8/11) ... 10 points at Lipscomb (1/25/11) ... Nine points, three rebounds vs. Jacksonville (1/10/11) ... Nine points, three rebounds at Stetson (1/5/11) ... Nine points, three rebounds vs. Mercer (12/2/10) ... Eight rebounds vs. Lipscomb (1/13/11) ... Eight points, team-high seven rebounds vs. Arkansas State (11/17/10) ... Seven points vs. Florida Gulf Coast (1/28/11) ... Six points, two rebounds at Florida Gulf Coast (1/3/11) ... Five points, two rebounds at Troy (12/18/10) ... Five points, two rebounds, two steals vs. USC Upstate (2/19/11) ... Five points, two rebounds in Atlantic Sun Championship vs. North Florida (3/5/11).
Prior to Belmont: An athletic, versatile performer who possesses the talent to compete for playing time immediately ... A four-year varsity letterwinner at Bearden High School under head coach Mark Blevins ... An unselfish team player who filled a number of roles ... Helped the Bulldogs to a remarkable 127-22 record during high school career ... Averaged 11 points and six rebounds per game as a senior for the balanced BHS attack ... In 2008-09, Bulldogs ranked as high as No. 1 in state of Tennessee and No. 26 nationally ... Team won District, Region and Substate ... Named to the PrepXtra All-Star Team by the Knoxville News-Sentinel ... Ranked as the No. 11 prep prospect in Tennessee by TNPrepHoops.com ... Named All-District and All-Region ... Invited to 2009 TACA East-West All-Star Basketball Game ... Named to All-Tournament Team of prestigious Arby's Classic Holiday Tournament in Bristol, Tenn. ... Preseason McDonald's All-America nominee ... Highly regarded by ESPN.com, Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Averaged 11 points and six rebounds per game as a junior for 33-5 BHS ... Averaged 12 points and five rebounds per game as a sophomore for 26-10 BHS ... Played AAU Basketball for Tennessee YOMCA Tigers.
Personal: Majoring in Business Administration ... Son of Fred and Miranda Jenkins ... Born Matthew Blake Jenkins on June 25, 1991 in Stamford, Conn. ... Has one sibling, Justin ... Father, Fred, played basketball at the University of Tennessee from 1984-1987 ... Cousin, Bernard Childress, played basketball at Belmont from 1974-1978, before becoming executive director of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) ... Lists playing Oak Hill in high school among top prep memories ... High school teammates of Nathan Parker (Wofford), Dustin Craig (Air Force), Tony White, Jr. (College of Charleston) and Demonte Simpson (Florida Atlantic) ... Enjoys playing pick-up game with friends ... Who's Who Among American high school students ... National Honor Society ... Lists LeBron James as favorite athlete.