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Charles Jenkins jersey to be retired

Hofstra's Charles Jenkins celebrates after hitting the game-winning

Hofstra's Charles Jenkins celebrates after hitting the game-winning three as time expired in overtime to beat William & Mary, 81-77. (Feb. 15, 2011) Credit: Jim McIsaac

The honors just keep pouring in for Hofstra guard Charles Jenkins. He became the Pride's all-time leading scorer (2,420) earlier this season, surpassing Antoine Agudio for the honor.

The fifth-year senior will have his jersey retired in a ceremony on Saturday preceeding the Pride's game against Delaware. Jenkins will be the 25th athlete in Hofstra's history to have his jersey retired.

Jenkins, who's currently fifth in the nation in scoring (23.3), is tied with Carlos Yates of George Washington for second on the CAA all-time scoring list. He trails Navy's David Robinson (2,669).

Jenkins is the only player in the top 15 in scoring who is shooting at least 50 percent from the field. He leads the CAA in assists (4.8) and is one of only three players in the country to lead his conference in scoring and assists. Duke's Nolan Smith and Norris Cole of Cleveland State are the others.

Jenkins is a two-time winner of the Haggerty Award as the top player in the New York Metropolitian area. He is one of only nine players in the 77-year history of the award to win it more than once.

New York Sports