John Henson

John Henson

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POS: Forward

HT: 6-11

WT: 229

DOB: 12/28/90

College: North Carolina

Years Pro: 3

Drafted: 2012

14th overall - Milwaukee

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 53.1 percent shooting ranks 3rd on Bucks’ All-Time Career Leaders list for field goal percentage (min. 1,000 FGA)
  • Finished 5th in the NBA for blocks per game (2.01) in the 2014-15 season
  • The only Buck in the last 25 years to record multiple games with 6+ blocks (4) before his 23rd birthday, and his seven such games total in his career is second-most for the Bucks over that time span (Larry Sanders, 9)
  • Became the first Bucks rookie to record multiple blocks in each of his first two appearances since Dan Gadzuric did so at the start of the 2002-03 season
  • Had 17 points and career highs of 25 rebounds and 7 blocks on 4/10/13 at ORL, becoming the first player to hit all three of those numbers since Shaquille O’Neal did so during the 2003-04 season

2014-15 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... Blocked at least one shot in 20 straight games from 12/26 to 2/22, which was the third-longest streak in the NBA this season and one game shy of the longest such streak of his career … finished 5th in NBA for blocks per game with 2.01 and was one of seven players in Bucks history to average over 2.0 blocks in a single season … had six games with 5+ blocks, which is the most such games he’s had in a season in his career … was one of five players this season with at least 14 4+ block games (14) … first player since Shawn Bradley in 1995-96 to have at least three games with 6+ blocks in 21 minutes or less in a season … was perfect from the field on 4/3 at BOS, the only time he’s shot 100% with 5+ FGA in his career … grabbed season-high 7 offensive rebounds vs. GSW on 3/28 … on 3/20 at Brooklyn, tied career high with 7 blocked shots in only 21 minutes – the shortest time for any player to get to 7 blocks this season (tied Jason Maxiell on 2/5), and for a Buck since 1985-86 … scored season-high 21 points on 2/25 vs. PHI … played season-high 38 minutes vs. LAL on 2/4 … notched second double-double with 12 pts/season-high 11 reb on 1/29 at ORL … set season high with 4 assists on 1/19 vs. TOR and tied it on 2/6 at HOU and 4/4 vs. ORL … notched first season double-double on 1/2 vs. IND with thenseason- high 14 pts/10 reb … had back-to-back games with 5 blocks for the first time in his career vs. ATL on 12/27 and at CHA on 12/29 … sprained left foot on 11/25 vs. DET and missed 13 games.

PRO CAREER ... 2013-14: Averaged 11.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.7 blocks in 70 appearances during his sophomore season ... ranked among the league leaders in BPG (9th) and FG% (.538, 13th) ... led the Bucks in blocks a team-high 40 times and paced the team in rebounding on 22 occasions ... also led the Bucks with 13 games with 10+ rebounds and 11 double-doubles ... posted streaks of 21 and 15 consecutive games with at least one blocked shot, joining Serge Ibaka and DeAndre Jordan as the only players in the league with multiple streaks of 15+ games during the season ... also recorded a streak of 17 straight road games with a block from 11/13-2/5, which was the longest such streak in the NBA ... scored 10+ points in six consecutive games from 11/30-12/10, the longest streak of his career, and tallied 10+ in 45 of his 70 games overall ... blocked a season-high 6 shots at CHA on 11/29, at CHI on 12/10 and at CHA on 12/23 – the 2nd, 3rd and 4th times he recorded 6+ rejections in his career (also 7 blocks @ ORL on 4/10/13); is the only Buck in the last 25 years to post multiple six-block games before his 23rd birthday ... scored 19 points (8-for-10, .800) and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds on 12/6 at WAS ... scored a season-high 25 points on 12/10 at CHI to go along with 14 rebounds and 6 blocks ... played a career-high 51 minutes on 12/18 vs. NYK and had a double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds. 2012-13: Finished his rookie season with averages of 6.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 63 appearances (nine starts) … led the Bucks in scoring three times, in rebounding eight times and in blocks nine times … made his NBA debut 11/7 vs. MEM and finished with 3 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks … posted 2 more swats in his second outing on 11/14 vs. IND, becoming the first Bucks rookie to record multiple blocks in each of his first two games since Dan Gadzuric did so at the start of the 2002-03 season … recorded first career double-double on 11/21 at MIA with 17 points and a team-high 18 rebounds … scored 20 points on 10-for-11 shooting vs. SAS on 1/2 … his 90.9 FG% on was the highest by a Bucks rookie since the 1986-87 season (min. 10 FGM) … erupted for 17 points and career-highs of 25 rebounds and 7 blocks on 4/10 at ORL … his 25 rebounds were the high game by a rookie for the season, and his overall 17/25/7 stat line was the first to hit all three of those numbers since Shaquille O’Neal did so during the 2003- 04 season … scored a career-high 28 points in the season finale at OKC on 4/17 ... finished the season as the only rookie to record multiple games with 18+ rebounds … his 25 rebounds on 4/10 and his 18 boards on 11/21 stand as the two highest single-game rebounding totals by a Bucks rookie in the last 25 seasons ... received 17 DNP-CDs on the year and was designated as Inactive twice.

PLAYOFF HISTORY ... (10 games, 0 starts) ... 2015: Averaged 8.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in six games during the First Round series against the Bulls … 57.9 FG% ranked 7th in the league during the playoffs, and 1.67 blocks per game ranked 10th … tied postseason-career-high 14 rebounds on 4/27 at CHI … posted playoff-career-high 4 blocks on 4/25 vs. CHI, making him the first MIL player with at least 4 blocks in a postseason game since Joe Smith on 4/24/04 (5) … notched first career playoff double-double on 4/23 vs. CHI with postseason career highs of 15 pts/14 reb, and with 3 blocks became the first Bucks player since Ervin Johnson on 5/28/01 to post a double-double with at least three blocks in a playoff game … 2013: Saw time in all four of Milwaukee’s postseason games and averaged 1.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game.

COLLEGE ... UNC’s all-time leader in blocks per game (2.56 – 12th in ACC history) and second in total swats (279 – 11th in ACC) ... had a career-high nine blocks on the aircraft carrier against Michigan State, tying the second-most ever by a Tar Heel ... finished his career tied for eighth in UNC history in point/rebound double-doubles ... 2011- 12: First-Team All-ACC … averaged 13.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.9 blocks (12th in the nation) in 29.1 minutes per game ... joined Jackie Manuel (2004, 2005) as the only Tar Heel to repeat on league’s all-defensive team ... joined Duke’s Shelden Williams (2005, 2006) as the only repeat winners of the ACC Defensive Player of the Year Award ... a CBSSports.com Third Team All-American and Second-Team NABC All-District selection ... 2010-11: Averaged 11.7 points and an ACC-leading 3.2 blocks (7th in the nation) ... ranked second in the conference in rebounding (10.1 rpg) ... named the top defensive player in the country by FoxSports.com and Yahoo! Sports ... chosen as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year ... a USBWA All-District selection ... pulled down a career-high 18 boards vs. Duke in the ACC final on 3/13 ... posted 18 double-doubles (ranking 11th nationally), including nine straight from 2/27-3/25, the longest streak by a Tar Heel since Billy Cunningham had 10 in a row in 1965 ... averaged 14.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.8 blocks in the four NCAA Tournament games ... 2009-10: Averaged 5.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 15.8 minutes per game.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Selected by the Bucks with the 14th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft ... signed his first NBA contract with Milwaukee on 7/10/12 … Bucks picked up team option for 2014-15 on 10/19/13.

PERSONAL ... Born John Allen Henson on 12/28/90, in Greensboro, N.C. ... son of Matt and Annette Henson ... 2009 McDonald’s All American ... has lived in seven different states already in his life ... his father played basketball at Norfolk State ... grew six inches over his sophomore and junior year of high school ... entered UNC at just 185 pounds ... is an avid fisherman in his spare time ... participated in Bucks Own the Future Statewide Bus Tour presented by Pick ’n Save in 2015, visiting cities around Green Bay, Wis., to interact with fans at community events and host basketball clincs ... for a Bucks Summer Experience in 2013, he went on a fishing trip with two Bucks fans on Lake Michigan ... a big football fan, Henson visited Lambeau Field as part of a Bucks event in 2012 ... his sister, Amber Henson, plays for Duke’s women’s basketball team ... his biggest superstition is to “knock on wood” ... on Twitter as @_John_Henson_.

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