Friday, July 11, 2008

UNC commit Henson gets rave reviews

North Carolina commitment John Henson, a 6-foot-10 rising senior from Round Rock, Texas, continues to draw rave reviews on the summer circuit.

All-Star Sports recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons said Henson was the consensus No. 1 player at Nike’s LeBron James Skills Academy earlier this month in Akron. James’ camp featured many of the top players in the nation.

“He’s so long and angular, and he’s got good skills,” Gibbons said Friday.

Gibbons said Henson compares to Brandan Wright, who spent the 2006-07 season at North Carolina before entering the NBA draft. But whereas Wright didn’t venture much beyond the high post on offense, Gibbons said Henson is capable of playing the wing. – Ken Tysiac