Thornton Jenkins
Thornton Jenkins

Event:
Basketball

Hall of Fame Class:
1995



A guard/forward for the Tigers, Jenkins captained the MU basketball team in 1947-48, and twice won all-conference honors. He led Mizzou in scoring three times, then played AAU basketball, earning all-American honors in 1950. Jenkins went on to a decorated officiating career (1950-71), and worked two NCAA Final Fours - in College Park, Md., in 1966, and Los Angeles, in 1968. He also worked ten national junior college championship games and five NCAA regional tournaments. Jenkins, a native of Advance, Mo., is a longtime resident of Columbia. He was inducted into the Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990.

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