Watch their story here via CBS:
Kris was named “South Region – Most Outstanding Player” after leading Villanova to the win over Kansas on Saturday night. CLICK HERE TO WATCH “Jenkins motivated by all the doubt” via ESPN. After his game, Kris traveled back to Philly to see Nate and North Carolina beat Notre Dame on Easter Sunday. CLICK HERE TO READ “Nate Britt, Kris Jenkins are playing the NCAA tournament together, just on different teams” via the Washington Post.
No sibling rivalry with ‘Cats’ Kris Jenkins, ‘Heels’ Nate Britt Jr.
by Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER for http://www.philly.com – Updated: MARCH 29, 2016 — 7:50 PM EDT
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Now both are headed to the Final Four, where they could go against each other in the title game.
“I mean, it’s pretty awesome,” Jenkins said. “It was definitely a special moment for me to be there and watch him punch his ticket (to Houston).
“He’d congratulated me (the night before), letting me know how proud he was. I got to return the favor.”
Britt, a 6-1 guard, averages 5.7 points in 15.7 minutes off the bench for the Tar Heels. The 6-6 Jenkins has emerged as a force in the second half of the season, and is now the team’s second-leading scorer at 13.5 per.
They were teammates at Gonzaga College High School.
“We dealt with the recuiting process . . . separately,” Jenkins said. “But we were always there during each other’s (decision-making). We never really talked about going to the same college. We talked about how crazy it would be if we were to play each other. For it to get this far is something. Words couldn’t do it justice.”
And if it does come down to a Villanova-UNC final, what would that be like?
“Amazing,” Jenkins said. “Something our families could cherish forever.”
So if he can’t get a ring, would Britt getting one be the next-best scenario?
“No comment,” he said, smiling. “I’m not going there.”
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