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John Henson

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Biography

Background

2012-13 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... Finished his rookie season with averages of 5.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 62 appearances … led the Bucks in scoring twice, in rebounding seven times and in blocks nine times … made his NBA debut Nov. 7 vs. Memphis and finished with three points, three rebounds and two blocks … posted two more blocks in his second outing on Nov. 14 vs. Indiana, 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 Nov. 21 at Miami with 17 points and a team-high 18 rebounds … scored 20 points on 10-for-11 shooting vs. San Antonio on Jan. 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 seven blocks on April 10 at Orlando … 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 … finished the season as the only rookie to record multiple games with 18+ rebounds … received 17 DNP-CDs on the year and was designated as Inactive twice.

PRO CAREER ... 2012 NBA Summer League: Appeared in four games for Milwaukee's entry in the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 18.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 blocks in 32.6 minutes per game ... named to the Summer League All-Star Team ... shot 53.4% from the field ... sat out Milwaukee's Summer League opener due to illness ... tallied 20 points and nine rebounds in his debut against Washington on 7/18 ...finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in a win over the D-League Select Team on 7/19 ... tallied a team-hugh 22 points along with nine rebounds in a win over Boston on 7/21 ... wrapped up Summer League with 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting in a win over Chicago on 7/22.

COLLEGE ... Two-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2011, 2012) ... First-Team All-ACC as a junior after leading the conference in shot-blocking and rebounding ... UNC's all-time leader in blocks per game (2.56 – 12th in ACC history) and second in total swats (279 – 11th in ACC) behind Brendan Haywood ... registered double-doubles in 27 of his last 45 games ... ad a career-high nine blocks on the aircraft carrier against Michigan State, tying the second-most ever by a Tar Heel ... became the 67th Tar Heel to score 1,000 points and the 18th to grab 800 rebounds ... finished his career ranked 11th in UNC history with 885 rebounds ... tied for eighth in UNC history in point/rebound double-doubles ... 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 Fox Sports.com and Yahoo! Sports ... chosen as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year ... a USBWA All-District selection ... scored in double figures in 15 of 19 ACC games ... shot 50.6 percent from the floor in ACC games, fourth-best in the league ... pulled down 15 or more rebounds five times, including 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 ... just the third Tar Heel to average a double-double in the last 13 seasons and the 16th to ever accomplish that feat ... became the first Tar Heel to have 15 straight 10-rebound games since Cunningham had 40 in a row from 1962-64 ... a Second-Team All-ACC Tournament selection (12.7 ppg, 14.0 rpg and 3.0 bpg) ... averaged 14.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.8 blocks in the four NCAA Tournament games ... swatted a season-high seven shots vs. Lipscomb (11/12), NC State (1/29) and Maryland (2/27) ... 2009-10: Averaged 5.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 15.8 minutes per game ... second on the Tar Heels and fourth in the ACC in blocked shots with 60 ... was 43-for-86 (.500) from the floor with 80 rebounds and 28 blocks in ACC play ... scored 151 points in the last 16 games (9.4 per) ... pulled down 45 offensive rebounds in the last 15 contests ... shot 54-of-105 from the floor (.514) in the last 13 games after Ed Davis went out with a season-ending injury ... blocked 35 shots in the last 15 games.

HIGH SCHOOL ... Played for Coach Renaldo Garcia at Sickles High School in Tampa, Fla. ... previously attended Round Rock High School in Texas for three years ... played in the McDonald's and Jordan All-American games and the Nike Hoop Summit ... also earned first-team All-America honors from Parade magazine ... averaged 17.6 points, 12.2 rebounds and 6.1 blocks per game at Sickles ... scored a season-high 29 points against Tampa Bay Tech ... blocked 10 or more shots five times as a senior with a high of 11 on four occasions ... First Team All-State selection and Tampa Bay Coaches Association Player of the Year.

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.

PERSONAL ... Born John Allen Henson on Dec. 28, 1990, in Greensboro, N.C. ... son of Matt and Annette Henson ... 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 lbs ... is an avid fisherman in his spare time ... a big football fan, Henson visited Lambeau Field as part of a Bucks event this offseason ... his sister, Amber Henson, is a freshman on Duke's women's basketball team this season ... his biggest superstition is to "knock on wood" ... on Twitter as @_John_Henson_.

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