Q&A With Xavier Henry

Xavier Henry, who is ranked No. 3 overall by Scout.com, is having a great season for Oklahoma City (Okla.) Putnam City. The 6-foot-6 wing is averaging 25 points and his team is 11-1. Recently Scout.com caught up with the highly touted prospect and he filled us in on the latest with his recruitment.

How is the recruiting process developing?
It's going pretty good so far. I still have Kansas, Memphis and North Carolina. I'm starting to look at UCLA a little bit more and Texas and Ohio State are still up there.

Does any particular school or schools stick out? If so why?
My top three are Kansas, Memphis and North Carolina. I'm just really close with all of their coaches and players. I keep in contact with them occasionally.

There's a chance your brother could go back and play at Kansas, will that weigh in on your decision?
I don't even talk about that kind of stuff with him. That's all my parents. It might weigh in on my decision if it comes. It just depends on what he's going to do, so I don't even know.

Xavier Henry

What are you looking for in a school?
A close relationship with the players and just overall how I blend in and who is going to be there when I get there.

Where have you visited so far?
I've visited Memphis for the past two ‘Late Nights' and Kansas for a ‘Late Night' and I'm still looking to go to North Carolina this year.

Have you set a date to visit UNC?
We talked about it, but we still haven't narrowed it down to when I'm going to go. I wanted to go to a game, but I might just wait until the summer and just go see the campus and stuff like that.

How was the Memphis visit?
It was good. I liked it. I was just looking forward to seeing all the new players and how they fit in and everything. It was pretty fun up there.

Kansas is another school in your top three, what is it you like about those guys?
My parents went to Kansas and the coach, Bill Self, comes down to watch me practice or to watch an open gym, so we talk. Then he came up to Delaware when we won the Bay Ball Classic and he was up there to watch me play. I've had AAU tournaments up there and went to the Jayhawk Invitational, so I've been going up there routinely and it's made me more comfortable.

You've taken visits to Memphis and Kansas, but not Carolina, what have they done to stay in your top three?
Well they started when you could first call in June and I was just one of six players that Roy Williams called, so that boosted my interest. And just the tradition up there and how they've been doing recently.

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