Springfield, FL---Rutherford's Jai Jencks is now college bound thanks to a basketball scholarship. Jencks inking a scholarship offer Thursday with North Greenville University, a Baptist school in South Carolina.
Jai a 6'8" post player who was a 3 year starter for coach Rhondie Ross and the Rams, he averaged 10 points, 8 rebounds a game this past year.
He did have a division one offer from Alabama State but Jai chose Greenville because he says it was a christian school and a better fit. He also told us Thurday's signing a "family" accomplishment.
"Coach Ross he's my father away from home. I probably see him sometimes more than my dad. I come in here with him, work out every day, constantly pushing me to get better, stay on my back about school and my online classes. I love coach Ross. He's my father away from home. My fellow seniors, they're like my brothers. That's my family right there."