The 6-3, 180-pound Henry played last season at The Patterson School in North Carolina, where he helped the team to a 37-3 record under Coach Chris Chaney. Henry, who was rated as one of the nation's best prep school combo guards by recruiting analyst Van Coleman, played alongside more than a dozen Division I scholarship signees at Patterson. Dave Telep of Scout.com ranked Henry No. 24 nationally among postgraduate players entering last season. The lefty averaged 14 points and four assists per game last year, including a season-high 51 points in a contest. He is considered a solid outside shooter who can score in bunches and is a good defender in the backcourt.
"I'm so excited to be here that I can't wait for the season to start and help put Nebraska back on the map," Henry said. "This place is great and the facilities are even a little better than I thought; they're crazy. And the coaches are cool and are going to work me hard, but I'm ready for that. I want them to make me a better player and a better person. That's why I came here."
Henry joined the Patterson School after playing high school ball at Lynwood High School, where he was a Best in the West selection and averaged 24 points, six assists and five rebounds per game as a senior. Henry's impressive senior season earned him honors as he was selected as one of 100 finalists for McDonald's All-American honors in 2005. The original list included more than 2,500 nominations. He was also ranked No. 3 among shooting guards from the West Coast by Scouthoops.com, No. 77 by Hoopmasters.com and took the No. 100 position in the nation by Hoop Scoop. As a junior, he averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game.
During AAU competition, Henry played for the highly touted Belmont Shores this past summer when he was named to the 2006 Top 30 All-Stars at the Fullcourt Press All-West Camp. He was labeled "a highly potent offensive weapon" at the camp. Henry also played for the H-Squad and led the team to the 2006 Rumble in the Bronx title when he scored 23 points in the championship game, including seven 3-pointers, the last of which came in the final seconds of the game. Following his senior season he averaged 20.8 points per game for the H-Squad while helping the team to the finals of the 2005 Tournament of Champions.
Henry originally signed with Arizona State for the 2005-06 season before attending Patterson School. He was also recruited by UNLV, Washington, San Diego State and USC out of high school, among others.