Purdue announces guard will miss Boilermakers’ Tuesday season opener due to practice injury
The Boilermakers will be down a guard as they face the Milwaukee Panthers in the season opener on Tuesday.
According to a Purdue announcement on Twitter, David Jenkins Jr. will miss the game due to a black eye that he suffered in practice. The Boilermakers called the injury “one of the worst” they’ve seen, but stopped short of detailing exactly how Jenkins sustained the injury.
ROSTER NOTE: Purdue will be without David Jenkins Jr., tonight. The senior guard is dealing with one of the nastiest black eyes we've seen after sustaining an injury Saturday in practice.
— Purdue Men's Basketball (@BoilerBall) November 8, 2022
Jenkins, a transfer from Utah, averaged 8.5 points for the Utes last season while hitting 53 3-pointers. Prior to last season, Jenkins played at UNLV, where he was , Jenkins was 3rd-team All-Mountain West, scoring 14.8 points per game.
Jenkins fills an important gap in the Purdue backcourt, where the Boilermakers needed another point guard option and scorer. Jenkins has a career true shooting percentage of 57.3%, and is a 79.9% free-throw shooter.
Tuesday’s game is airing on the Big Ten Network.