Henriquez enjoys trip

Butler hosted Adonys Henriquez this weekend and the trip went well. Now other schools are set to host the three-star prospect.

Three-star wing Adonys Henriquez at one point was committed to Miami, but now he is back enjoying the recruiting process. Henriquez made his first trip this weekend to Butler, and the Bulldogs made a positive impression on the 6-foot-5 scorer.

"The visit went well," said Henriquez. "I got to see everything. I got to see Hinkle Fieldhouse which is very historical place. I got to see the facilities, everything was nice."

When touring the campus and seeing the facilities, Henriquez saw a different place than what many schools offer.

"What I saw was a lot of historical value," Henriquez explained. "Everything was older and had tradition. Whatever they have been doing it has been based off of what they have and they are re-doing their facilities, their gym, their weight room, and everything is going to be really nice."

Also Henriquez had a chance to continue and build a strong relationship with first year head coach Brandon Miller.

"My relationship with the coaching staff is good," said Henriquez. "Brandon Miller is a good coach he trained Evan Turner at Ohio State, and they have a good plan for me and they want me. I feel I am their No. 1 priority. If I work hard I could make the tournament or the league."

The visit to Butler went well and the Bulldogs have set the bar high, and now a host of other schools are contacting Henriquez.

"DePaul, Houston, Memphis, Vanderbilt, Butler, UCF, Creighton, probably about 20 schools have been in contact," noted Henriquez. "I am just waiting, but I am open."

He continued, "I have an official visit at UCF this upcoming weekend and I will talk to them and see what they say. I also have an official visit to Vanderbilt on October 5 and probably Creighton following weekend. I am not for sure the date of the Creighton visit, but it will probably be that weekend following Vanderbilt."

UCF is a local visit for Henriquez, and he is interested in helping build a legacy at the American Athletic Conference school.

"I'm hoping to see the plan the coach has for me," said Henriquez. "I like that at UCF there are no jerseys hanging in the rafters, you can make your own legacy. Nothing has been done there. To me it would be like Emmanuel Mudiay going to SMU, where he is hoping to build his legacy, so I like what they have to offer."

After the visit to UCF will be a trip to Vanderbilt, and the Commodores are looking to land another talented wing in this class.

"I'm very excited about them because of John Jenkins and Jeff Taylor who were high level wings," said Henriquez. "You have freedom, the coach lets you play, and he just wants you to play hard. If you play hard at Vanderbilt you will be successful."

With Creighton the Bluejays have one of the best players in the country this year in Doug McDermott, and Henriquez sees a plan for development at the school.

"Coach (Greg) McDermott is a great dude," explained Henriquez. "His son has gotten better and his players have freedom Also they set a lot of random balls screens which I like. In talking with Coach McDermott he gives me advice on how not only to be a better player, but a better person as well."

Henriquez plans to sign a letter of intent in November after making his official visits.


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