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Prospect Profile

Xavier Henry

  • Full Name: Xavier Henry
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-6 / 220
  • Birthdate: March 15, 1991
  • College: Kansas
Memphis Grizzlies Round 1: Pick 12
2009-10 36 36 162 354 0.458 90 115 0.783 69 165 0.418 157 53 54 18 483 13.4

An early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft.


Career Highlights: Chosen Big 12 All-Freshman Team and All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2009-10. A freshman All-America by and, and a midseason candidate for the Wooden Award. Competed for the USA Junior Select Team in the Nike Hoop Summit as a high school senior.


Freshman (2009-10): Averaged 13.4 points to rank second on Kansas and 18th in the Big 12. Also posted 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game (eighth in the Big 12) and shot 41.8 percent from three-point territory. NamedAll-Big 12 Honorable Mention, Big 12 All-Freshman Team, USBWA District VI and a Wooden Award Midseason Candidate (top 30). Earned Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week three times. Led the Jayhawks in scoring in 11 games and made multiple three-pointers in 21-of-36 contests. Erupted for a career-high 31 points on 10-of-15 shooting, 7-of-9 from the free-throw line and 4-of-5 from three-point range vs. La Salle. Totaled 27 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and 5-of-8 from three-point range in 24 minutes in his collegiate debut vs. Hofstra. Registered 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting and 4-of-7 from three-point range vs. Colorado. Collected 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting vs. Oklahoma. Posted 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting vs. Kansas State. Tallied 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting and 3-of-5 from three point range vs. Oakland. Totaled 18 points in 21 minutes on 5-of-10 three-point shooting vs. Alcorn State.


High School: Led Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City to the 6A state championship in 2009, averaging 28.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 2.1 assists per game. Scored a team-high 22 points for the USA Junior Select Team in a 97-89 loss to the World Select Team at the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit. A McDonald's and Parade All-American and two-time Gatorade Player of the Year for Oklahoma. Averaged 26.7 points and 7.2 rebounds his junior season of high school. Also guided this team to the state title his freshman year and the conference title all four years.


Strengths: Excellent outside shooter. Great height for a shooting guard and possesses a strong physical build. High basketball IQ.


Personal: Brother, C.J., was a freshman walk-on teammate on the Jayhawks and played several seasons of professional minor league baseball. Father, Carl, played for KU coach Larry Brown and was an All-Big Eight First Team selection as a Kansas senior. Played professionally in Belgium, where Xavier was born. Mother, Barbara, also played basketball at the university. Uncle, Joe Adkins, played basketball at Oklahoma State and aunt, Vickie Adkins, competed at Washington.

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