Henry's Recruitment Will Take Time

Jason Henry wanted to use the month of July to heat up his recruitment and it worked. By the time the Big Time ended, Henry was indeed considered big time himself.

Back in 1962, Keith Lee was born in the town of West Memphis, Ark. For the longest time, he was the best prospect to come out of the surrounding area, at least that's what Jason Henry tells us.

Henry, a 6-foot-6 native of West Memphis, proudly talks about Lee and his hometown. "It's a small town. They don't think we have any ballers down here."

Well, that's not entirely true because Henry tops our current Top 100 list at No. 69. He scored 28.7 points a game for West Memphis last season. He's reclassified and spending a year at either Decatur (Ga.) Light of the World or The Patterson School outside of Charlotte.

Henry has scholarship offers from Clemson, Memphis and Tennessee. Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Baylor, LSU and East Tennessee State are taking notes on him now. His situation needs some attention. For instance, after he decides on his next high school destination, he's got to get his academic house in order.

Should he head to Light of the World, he'd enroll the first week in September. If he picks Patterson he's not sure when school would begin. What we're getting at is while other kids take official visits, we expect Henry's recruitment needs more time to percolate.

Henry told Scout.com that he has yet to take the SAT which means he can't take an official visit. However, the point forward said there are plenty who would like to have him on campus.

"Clemson wants me on their campus right now," Henry said.

Bruce Pearl's team, according to Henry, has been the most thorough. "They showed the most support," Henry said. "They were at all the games I played (in July). There were on top of it."

One school that could make up ground on everyone if they ever got involved would be Louisville. Henry said while the Cardinals have showed no interest in him to date, they could be a factor if Rick Pitino's club ever decided to enter the mix.

"The school I want to go to doesn't even know me," Henry said. "Louisville isn't recruiting me; they aren't on me at all. That's my style of basketball."

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