Decision On Hold For Henrys

Xavier Henry's recruitment has been full of twists and turns. His brother, C.J., has had his fair share of changes as well. Now the two have a decision to make and it'll likely come within the month.

While one kid was in Portland and another in Memphis, Carl Henry, the father of Xavier and C.J., spent the weekend in Hampton (Va.) coaching the Nike sponsored Athletes First travel team.

In between games we spoke with the elder Henry about the recent developments in his sons recruitment. So where are they with the process right now?

"Right now actually nowhere," Carl said. "[Xavier] is up there in Oregon and we haven't had a chance to talk. We haven't had a chance to talk as a family and we won't get a chance to talk until the week after next."

The plan is for Xavier, the nation's top wing forward, C.J., who is currently enrolled at Memphis, and their parents to sit down and discuss the situation once Xavier returns from playing in all-star games.

"C.J. is in Memphis and the way we kind of do everything is we sit down as a family and discuss what school is best and they are going to choose the school," Carl said. "I'd say in a couple of weeks we'll have the opportunity to talk as a family and then they'll decide where they want to go and play."

According to Henry, the two brothers are set on playing together. He said right now they are looking at three schools – Kentucky, Kansas and Memphis.

Over the weekend, Xavier played in the Nike Hoop Summit game. While in Portland (Ore.) for the festivities, new Kentucky head coach John Calipari was expected to visit with the Scout.com 4th best prospect.

"I know he was looking forward to meeting with Xavier," Carl told Scout.com. "That was supposed to happen after the game."

Henry added that the two picked Memphis because of what Calipari has accomplished and how he has developed his players, and if they pick Kentucky it will be because of the same reason. He said the two could, but wouldn't have to visit UK to pick the school.

"We came to Memphis because of coach Calipari so it'd be kind of the same thing if they choose to go to Kentucky," he added. "They are going to go there because of coach Calipari, not because of the school."

Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks were the runner up the first time around, and due to all of the Kansas connections, they are right back in the thick of things.

"Everything is at a stand still," Henry said. "We went to school at Kansas and our kids have the opportunity to go if they want to."

When asked about a timetable for a decision Henry said, "I'm going to say in the next two or three weeks."


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