Xavier Henry to Enter NBA Draft

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:37 pm

By: News On 6

Originally Published: Apr 7, 2010 2:19 PM CDT

Dave Carty
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY -- It’s one and done for Xavier Henry.

The Oklahoma City native and Kansas Jayhawks shooting guard announced his eligibility for the 2010 NBA Draft during a Wednesday press conference after just one season in Lawrence.

The freshman averaged 13.4 points per game – second best on the team – to go with 4.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals.

Against Lehigh in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, Henry scored 11 points and followed that up with an 8-point performance in No.9 Northern Iowa’s upset of the Jayhawks. Both games were played at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City.

Henry burst onto the national scene as a highly-regarded prospect for Putnam City, helping his team win conference titles in all four of his seasons and two state championships. He averaged 28.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.7 steals in his senior season.

He was ranked No. 3 by ESPNU 100, No. 6 by Scout.com and No. 8 by Rivals.com among recruits in the 2009 class.


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