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Some more info from his AAU team page:

Tyler Jenkins
2014 PG 6’2″ Hamilton Southeastern High School Fishers, IN

As a junior he started every contest, averaging 9.8 points, 4.5 assists, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals per game. As a sophomore in 2011-2012, Tyler worked his way into the rotation on a Hamilton Southeastern team that spent most of the season at #1 in the state and in the top 20 nationally. In the last two years, Tyler has had the experience of competing against Big Ten recruits Gary Harris (2013 B1G Freshman of the Year/2012 Indiana Mr. Basketball/McDonald’s All American) and Zak Irvin (2013 Mr. Basketball/Indiana All-Star) day in and day out. Tyler is a captain, and has offers from St. Joe’s (PA) and Florida Atlantic. Cornell has offered him a roster spot and have him as their #1 guard recruit in the class of 2014. He carries a 3.98 GPA and scored a 1600 on the SAT.

Offers from: St.Joe’s (PA), Florida Atlantic, Cornell, Lehigh, Boston University, Penn, Gardner-Webb

Interest from: Columbia, St. Bonaventure, Fairfield, Virginia, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Wake Forest, William & Mary, Old Dominion, Davidson, Brown, and Stanford.

I think his lack of shots may have more to do with playing on a stacked team than a pass first mentality. It looks like the Mr. Basketball award for the state of Indiana went to teammates of Tyler’s for the past two seasons. I’ve seen the St. Joe’s offer reported numerous times, including by his AAU coach, so I trust that it was legit at one time. Also, I believe we went on an unofficial to UVa and attended their elite camp, so there may have been some real interest there as well. In any case, 8 offers by the end of July is a pretty solid haul. BU was recruiting him quite hard, and they have been great on the recruiting trail recently, so that also gives me some optimism.