I watched greatness at work the other night. John Jenkins is a 6-4 senior guard at Station Camp High School in Gallatin, TN. He’s a four-star recruit and one of the top shooting guards in the country who’s already commited to Vanderbilt for next year.
He’s pure silk on the basketball court and scored 57 points in that one game. He’s averaging 44.5 points per game while shooting over 55 percent from the field. What impressed me the most was the day after scoring 57, his coach told me that John apologized to him for scoring that much. His whole aim was to make his teammates better. When I interviewed him he told me that he’d won enough personal awards already in the career. He was more interested in team goals.
I asked his coach where John got that attitude from and he told me it came from home. His parents had instilled in him a desire to learn in the classroom and excell on the basketball court. He was a self motivated, none egotistical young man whose head could be too big for any hat size, but that’s not what he’s made of or how he was raised.
Great coaching starts at home.