New Yorker Adjusting To Prep Like Up North

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides an update on how Jordan Henriquez is doing up North, adjusting to life as a prep school prospect ...

The upside to big man Jordan Henriquez' game is extensive. He possesses the long arms and the skill level near the rim to be a solid division one prospect. It's why the Kansas State basketball program is happy to have him sealed up for the 2009-2010 season.

Henriquez, a 6-foot-10 center played last season at Port Chester High School in Port Chester, New York, is currently at The Winchendon School in Massachusetts.

Several high profile programs were interested in monitoring his progress both athletically and academically.

His mom, Lisa, told us that Jordan is feeling more comfortable at The Winchendon School.

"Jordan is adjusting to life as a "prep schooler," she said. "I took a visit to the school recently. It's a nice facility and enviornment."

His mom was also happy with her son's progress. "Academically he's doing well and basketball season is upon us," she said.

EVALUATION PROVIDED BY FRANK MANTESTA, BRIAN TOWEY, AND MIKE SULLIVAN : A consistent shot blocker, Jordan's next year is key in making him ready as a freshman in a very tough conference. A year on the prep level will help him get ready to play some important minutes for Kansas State.

He has the wing span to change player's drives to the basket too. Increasing his endurance will be another aspect worked on this upcoming season.

Jordan is a player you root for -- he's a nice kid with terrific support from home.

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