Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Breaking: Xavier Henry Chooses Kansas (Oh Yeah, His Brother, Too)

By Moose

Yes, it looks like Xavier Henry will bring his skills to the Jayhawks next season. The following from ESPN:

Highly rated basketball recruit Xavier Henry and his brother C.J. have decided to play at Kansas, a source said Wednesday.

C.J. Henry told Memphis coach Josh Pastner that he and his brother chose the Jayhawks, a source close to the Memphis program said. The Oklahoman reported that the Oklahoma City products would announce their decisions at a Thursday afternoon news conference.

Xavier Henry, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard ranked third overall by ESPN's Scouts Inc., is expected to be a third scoring option alongside center Cole Aldrich and guard Sherron Collins. The two helped Kansas reach the Sweet 16 in March one year after the Jayhawks won the NCAA title and are returning for the 2009-10 season.

Xavier Henry signed a national letter of intent with Memphis last fall but changed his mind after coach John Calipari left the Tigers to become the coach at Kentucky. Xavier Henry cannot sign another letter of intent, so technically he is not bound to Kansas. He also was considering the Kentucky Wildcats.

C.J. Henry, expected to be a backup point guard at Kansas, will not be on scholarship because his education is being paid for by the New York Yankees. He signed with the Yankees out of high school, walked on at Memphis but sat out the 2008-09 season with an injury.

His father, Carl Henry, told the Oklahoman he expects that his son will be eligible to play immediately for the Jayhawks.

Kansas is projected by many as the preseason No. 1 for 2009-10.

They say he'll be a third scoring option. But I have a feeling Coach Self will want to throw that out the window halfway through the year. And, C.J. Henry is already signed by the Yankees and they're paying for college? Wow, dude must be athletic. But, Kansas is gonna tear it up next year.


BET said...

not really.....

UNC is still gonna be the team to watch next year

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