"He's really little. Like, really little. You guys don't understand how little he is. I hope he got into his car seat and buckled in tonight. If not, I think that's a ticket." - Gilbert Arenas about Jameer Nelson
Horace Jenkins - Jenkins - who spent three years as a postman before going to college, becoming one of the nine players in Division 3 history to play in the NBA, a former NCAA Slam Dunk champion, and one time Piston - last played in 2008 and cannot be traced since that time.
Former Pistons guard Horace Jenkins has not played in a year, after leaving Italian team Eldo Caserta last February. He had averaged 9.5 points per game for the team, which, at age 34, was not bad going. It's especially strong considering that Jenkins didn't start college ball until he was 24, didn't leave until he was 27, and played only at Division 3 school William Paterson. In his first professional, Jenkins averaged 30.9ppg in Italy's LegaDue, which was the stepping stone to his good SerieA career that followed and his one year with the Pistons. Jenkins made his NBA debut in the 2004-05 season at the age of 30, and, in doing so, became one of only 9 players all time to have played in both NCAA Division 3 and the NBA. (Devean George is another notable one.)
It makes you wonder what he might have achieved in basketball had he not had those 4 gap years between 1994-98 to look after his family.
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