Interest Picks Up For Henson

Coming off a productive summer that saw his recruitment steadily improve, John Henson put together an impressive month of July. He topped it off with a good performance in Las Vegas at the Main Event.

It's not surprising that John Henson is already reeling in scholarship offers from high-major schools. The 6-foot-9, 190-pound big man turned it on late in July and proved he's among the best at his position.

"I think towards the end of the summer I started playing really good," Henson said. "It showed that all the stuff that I've been working on outside of games and by myself with my trainer is starting to pay off a little bit."

Blessed with long arms and a slender frame, Henson is a capable shot blocker and a four man that prefers facing the basket. During a game in Vegas, the Round Rock (Tex.) High standout proved he could knock down mid-range jumpers and mix it up inside.

His strong play hasn't gone unnoticed. Thus far, Henson has scholarship offers from Southern California, Texas, Baylor, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Arizona. Florida and Ohio State are also in the mix.

"Transitioning into the summer I started getting calls from schools that are not just in Texas or in the Big 12. I'm starting to hear from schools in the Pac 10 and Big 12 too."

Although just a rising junior Henson is already taking visits. He's already taken a few unofficial visits to Baylor and his next trip will be to Texas this weekend. He's also has plans to see a few ball games in the coming months.

"Notre Dame, I believe I'm going to fly down there for a football game and USC I'm probably going to go to a basketball game."

Henson said the visits will be important, but there are also a few other factor that will help him make a his decision.

"[I'm looking for] a good strength and conditioning program, good academics and I'd like a coaching staff that is a players coaching staff."

Henson plans to make his decision prior to the start of his senior season.


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