Pitino has high hopes for transfer KJ Jenkins

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- UNM men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino has added seven new players to the team.

K.J. Jenkins is the latest edition.

He played at Kilgore College where he hit 85 three-pointers last season. He shot 47% from the three-point line and 87% from the free throw line.

Pitino believes Jenkins will be a valuable asset.

"I don’t want one-dimensional players. When I’m putting together a roster, I try very very hard to say, ‘OK we’re good at that spot, we don’t need to add anything else.’ I want versatile players who can do a little bit of everything. K.J. really fits that a gym rat mentality that we want," Pitino said.