Sunday, March 10, 2024

St. John's PG Jenkins Makes All-Big East Second Team


Daniss Jenkins draining a three at Carnesecca Arena on December 20 against Xavier. Photo by Jason Schott.

St. John's Red Storm point guard Daniss Jenkins was named to the 2024 All-Big East Second Team, the conference announced on Sunday a day after the regular season concluded.

Jenkins led St. John's with 14.7 points per game, and shot 44.7 percent from the field, plus a superb  83.7 percent from the free throw line. His 5.5 assists per game ranked third in the Big East and 31st in Division 1. In addition, he was sixth in the Big East with a 2.2 assist-to-turnover ratio and seventh averaging 1.5 steals per game.

St. John's Head Coach Rick Pitino said of Jenkins after Saturday's win over Georgetown, "[Daniss] is a great player. He is one of the premier guards in the country, and NBA talent. I can't say enough about him about how proud of him I am. He killed it at Iona and now he's killing it at St. John's. Wherever he goes he is going to kill it because he has the stuff to make it happen."

Jenkins was also named to this week's Big East Weekly Honor Roll, the fourth time he has appeared this season. He posted a team-high 17.0 points and 4.5 assists per game in St. John's two wins this week against DePaul and Georgetown.

In the 20 Big East Conference games, Jenkins averaged 16.1 points per game, and he shot 47.1 percent from the field, which was 10th in the league. In addition, in conference play, he ranked fourth in assists (5.1 per game), sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0), 12th in steals (1.4), and 12th in three-pointers (2.0 per game).

Jenkins had a season-high 27 points, including 12-18 from the field, with six assists, two blocks, in two steals in St. John's season-turning win over Creighton on February 25. That win keyed a five-game winning streak to close the regular, and give St. John's an overall record of 19-12, including 11-9 in Big East play, as they are right on the doorstep of making the NCAA Tournament. 

St. John's faces Seton Hall on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden.


Tristen Newton - Connecticut, guard, Gr. 6-5, 195, El Paso Texas

Cam Spencer - Connecticut, guard, Gr., 6-4, 205, Davidsonville, Md.

Baylor Scheierman - Creighton, guard, Sr., 6-7, 2-5, Aurora, Neb.

Tyler Kolek - Marquette, guard, Sr., 6-3, 190, Cumberland, R.I.

Devin Carter - Providence, guard, Jr., 6-3, 195, Miami, Fla.

Kadary Richmond - Seton Hall, guard, Sr., 6-6, 210, Brooklyn, N.Y.

NOTE: Scheierman, Kolek, and Carter were unanimous selections.


Trey Alexander - Creighton, guard, Jr., 6-4, 190, Oklahoma, City, Okla.

Ryan Kalkbrenner - Creighton, center, Sr., 7-1, 270, Florissant, Mo.

Oso Ighodaro - Marquette, forward, Sr., 6-11, 225, Chandler, Ariz.

Daniss Jenkins - St. John's, guard, 6-4, 180, Dallas, Texas

Eric Dixon - Villanova, forward, R-Jr., 6-8, 255, Willow, Grove, Pa. 


Donovan Clingon - Connecticut, center, So., 7-2, 280, Bristol, Conn.

Josh Oduro - Providence, forward, Gr., 6-4, 290, Gainesville, Va.

Quincy Olivari - Xavier, guard, Gr., 6-3, 200, Atlanta, Ga.


Finley Bizjack - Butler, guard, 6-4, 195, Trophy Club, Texas

Stephon Castle - Connecticut, guard, 6-6, 215, Covington, Ga.

Rich Barron - Providence, forward/guard, 6-5, 220, Chicago, Ill.

Isaiah Coleman - Seton Hall, guard, 6-5, 180, Fredericksburg, Va.

Trey Green - Xavier, guard, 6-0, 160, Charlotte, N.C.

Dailyn Swain, Xavier, guard/forward, 6-7, 200, Columbus, Ohio

NOTE: Stephon Castle was a unanimous selection.

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