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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
The only Buck in the last 25 years to record multiple games with 6+ blocks (4) before his 23rd birthday... 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... His 25 rebounds on 4/10/13 (high by an NBA rookie in 2012-13) and his 18 boards on 11/21/12 stand as the two highest single-game rebounding totals by a Bucks rookie in the last 25 seasons

2013-14 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
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 blocks per game (9th) and field goal percentage (.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.

PRO CAREER
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
(4 games, 0 starts) ... 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
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 ... had 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 ... 2011-12: 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 ... shot 50.6% from the floor in ACC games, fourth-best in the league ... 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 ... blocked 35 shots in the last 15 games.

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 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 ... 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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Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 230 lbs./ 104.3 kg
Born: December 28, 1990
From: University of North Carolina
Draft: 1st Round (14th pick) 2012 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  Milwaukee Bucks 2012 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: North Carolina/USA

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