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Jenkins Signs With Hawks, Shows Off Jump Shot

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Atlanta Hawks first-round pick John Jenkins, right, and second-round pick Mike Scott, left, look on during NBA basketball practice, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo) Atlanta Hawks first-round pick John Jenkins, right, and second-round pick Mike Scott, left, look on during NBA basketball practice, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo)

ATLANTA (AP) - John Jenkins and his jump shot made a good first impression with the Atlanta Hawks.

Jenkins signed his rookie contract with the Hawks minutes before joining Tuesday's opening of the team's rookie camp.

Coach Larry Drew was impressed. He said Jenkins is one of the best shooters he has seen "in quite some time."

Jenkins led the Southeastern Conference in scoring two straight years at Vanderbilt.

The 6-foot-4 Jenkins can compete for substantial playing time or even a starting job at shooting guard after the Hawks traded All-Star Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets for five players and a draft pick last week. The Hawks also traded small forward Marvin Williams to Utah for guard Devin Harris.

The trades are expected to become official on Wednesday.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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