The Atlanta Hawks have signed 2012 first-round pick John Jenkins, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/GM Danny Ferry.

All players selected in the first round of the NBA Draft are guaranteed to receive a contract. So, this signing is standard, and expected.

Jenkins, the 23rd overall selection from Vanderbilt, led the Southeastern Conference in scoring the last two years, averaging 19.9 points per game last season for the Commodores.  A two-time First Team All-SEC performer, Jenkins is currently participating in the Hawks’ rookie-free agent camp in Atlanta and will be in action later this week with Atlanta’s rookie team at the NBA Summer League competition in Las Vegas, NV.