Xavier Henry Not Solid with KU?

KSR Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jun 30, 2009


A crazy off-season for the Wildcats continues with recent news that Oklahoma stud Xavier Henry may be having second thoughts on attending Kansas.

After deciding to become a Kansas Jayhawk this spring, it appears that five-star guard Xavier Henry may be choosing to go in a different direction.

Carl Henry, father of guards Xavier and C.J. Henry spoke with 610 Sports in Kansas City about the possibility that his sons wouldn't be attending Kansas. Xavier chose Kansas over Kentucky after backing out of his letter of intent to the University of Memphis, follow John Calipari's resignation and subsequent move Lexington to coach the Wildcats.

Carl Henry told the radio station today that, "If it wasn't for his momma saying that she wasn't going to move to Kentucky, Xavier would be at Kentucky."

The elder Henry went on to say, "Xavier says, I'm going to Kansas, even though that's what he wanted to do - go to Kentucky and play for coach Cal. Now I expressed this to coach Self and told them. Now all this stuff has been said, and his mom says she don't care where he goes."

The 6-foot-6 swing man was rated the number two shooting guard in the class by Scout.com averaged almost 29 points per game for Putnam City HS (Ok.), also pulled down 6.9 rebounds and shot over 40 percent from behind the arc.

After losing Jodie Meeks to the NBA Draft, the Wildcats have a lot of playing time available at the two guard position, which is right where Henry would fit in on the roster, should he decide to cast his lot with the Wildcats.

C.J. Henry, a point guard - and a good player in his own right, may or may not follow Xavier if he decides to leave KU. Henry walked-on at Memphis last season and chose to attend Kansas to be with his younger brother.

C.J. Henry signed a contract with the New York Yankees' organization out of high school and after spending time playing professional baseball, he decided to come back and play college basketball. Where ever C.J. goes, he can walk-on because the Yankees have agreed to pay his college tuition at the school of his choice.

It is unknown if anything will come of this and if either of the Henrys will make a final decision on whether or not to attend Kansas. The Kansas coaching staff will be meeting with the Henry family in the near future. All parties expect a quick resolution there after.

The Kentucky Sports Report will provide more information on this story as it is available.


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