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Jenkins No.1 Hofstra scorer

Hofstra fans cheer as they hold up a

Hofstra fans cheer as they hold up a giant cut out featuring the face of point guard Charles Jenkins prior to the game against Drexel. (Jan. 29, 2011) Credit: Christopher Pasatieri

Charles Jenkins is Hofstra's all-time leading scorer.

But you wouldn't know it if you listened to him in the post game press conference or read any of the subsequent quotes. Jenkins scored 19 points, including the 2,280 of his career in surpassing Antoine Agudio's mark of 2,276 set in 2008.

But Hofstra fell to Drexel, 65-60, dulling much of the good feeling. Jenkins said as much in the post game press conference. "It really doesn't mean much to me right now," he told reporters after the game. "If I had 14 points and we won, I'd be the happiest kid in the gym."

That's Charles Jenkins for you. Selfless and generous. Need proof? Jenkins had eight assists in the loss. For the season, he's averaging 23.7 points and five assists per game. It's rare to see a college player score so much and still distribute.

So who would you take? Jenkins or Agudio. Not an easy choice. Both players are prime time scores. They just do it differently. Agudio will pull up from 25 feet, while Jenkins will take it to the rim. Agudio can get into the paint, too, but he's not as powerful as Jenkins.

On the same token, Agudio has better range than Jenkins. But Jenkins can hit a three if he's in a groove. In the end, it's probably a toss-up. But rest assured Hofstra is satisfied with what they have now in Jenkins.

By the way, it was a sellout at the Mack Sports Complex.

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