Henry Makes A Series of Moves

Jason Henry made a pair of moves that are designed to enhance his basketball career. First he found a new high school and then he discovered he didn't need to roam far for college.

Jason Henry has seen some places and been around the block. However, as of Monday, the 6-foot-6 West Memphis native knows where his final destination will be.

Henry, according to Harmony Christian head coach Rodney Crawford, will eventually matriculate to Cincinnati. As it turns out, he won't have much of a distance to travel.

Not only did Henry commit to Mick Cronin's Bearcats but he also transferred from Light of the World Christian outside Atlanta to the Cincy-based school.

"We're excited about having him and trying to make sure everything works out fine," Crawford told Scout.com. The athletic and multi-talented Henry brings a point-forward mentality to his position. He can handle the ball, makes plays for himself and others and legitimately occupy up to three positions in the rotation.

Cincinnati has been tracking him a long time. They chased him around Las Vegas last summer when he was in the process of really making a national name for himself. Scout.com listed Henry at No. 69 in the current Top 100 rankings. He's similar to Kevin Galloway, a freshman at USC this season.

The Bearcats didn't waste anytime with Henry once he made his way to Cincinnati. "He said he always liked them and once we got him up here they kind of turned it up a little on the recruiting front. He liked the coaches and what he saw. I took him over for an unofficial and he liked the situation. He was just real happy about the situation."

One of the question marks with Henry has been his academics. Crawford indicated that Henry was in better shape than most expected and said the wing was in line to be OK by mid-May.

Cincinnati sure hopes so because there's little doubt that from a basketball perspective, Henry has a chance to be a standout player.


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