Hofstra's Jenkins joins elite group

Hofstra senior guard Charles Jenkins has won the Haggerty Award, given to the outstanding college basketball player in the New York metropolitan area, for the third straight year.

Jenkins winning the 78th annual Haggerty Award was announced Tuesday. It makes him the third player to win the award three times. The others to do it are Jim McMillian of Columbia from 1968-70 and Chris Mullin of St. John's from 1983-85.

He was the Colonial Athletic Association's player of the year the last two seasons.

Jenkins was sixth in the nation in scoring at 22.6 points per game. He led the CAA in scoring and assists at 4.7. He finished as Hofstra's all-time leading scorer with 2,513 points, making him the 63rd college player to reach the 2,500 mark.