Jason Henry Louisville's Top Spring Target?

While the early signing period starts next week, Jason Henry, a 6'6 guard/forward from Decatur, Georgia, won't be making any decision this fall. Henry is off to a fast start to the 2006-07 season, scoring a combined 86 points in his first two games. Scout.com's No. 69 prospect, Henry could become an important spring recruiting target for Louisville.

Jason Henry, an athletic 6'6 guard/forward from Light of the World school in Decatur, Georgia, is off to an excellent start to the 2006-07 season.

Henry, Scout.com's No. 69 prospect in the Class of 2007, posted 41 and 45 points in two games last weekend. Henry and Light of the World went 1-1.

"I think he's a top 10 player, but it depends on how much he wants it," Henry's coach, Mac Cleveland, told Scout.com recently. "There aren't a lot of people who can do what he can do. His skill level is just so high. He's a guy who can handle the ball like a 5-foot-9 kid and passes as well as any point guard."

Cleveland tells InsideTheVille.com that Louisville assistant coach Marvin Menzies is supposed to watch Henry in action Nov. 17-18, and that Henry is hoping to come up to Louisville for a visit sometime this winter to watch the Cardinals practice and a game.

"Louisville is definitely one of his top three schools," Cleveland said. "Me and Marvin go back about 15 years and we always stay in touch." Cleveland said Tennessee and Washington round out Henry's top 3.

The Cardinals already have two verbal commitments for the 2007-08 season, 6'8 George Goode and 7'0 Clarence Holloway. Though Henry won't be making a decision this fall, the nation's No. 17 small forward could become an important spring target for Rick Pitino and Louisville.

"I want to go to college," said Henry recently. "Tennessee has shown the most interest, but I always wanted to go to Louisville and they just started to get involved with me."


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