John Henson

An early entry candidate for the 2012 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Two-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2011, 2012). First-Team All-ACC as a
junior, leading the ACC 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. Played in the 2009 McDonald's and Jordan All-
America games and Nike Hoop Summit.

Junior (2011-12): Averaged 13.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.9 blocks (12th in the nation) in 29.1 minutes
per game. ACC Defensive Player of the Year, First-Team All-ACC and All-Defensive Team selection. A Third Team All-America. Second-Team NABC All-District selection. Had a career-high
nine blocks vs. Michigan State, second-most in school history for a single game. In 35 games, blocked
five or more shots 17 times and seven or more five times. Only player in the ACC to average a doubledouble
in ACC play (13.4 ppg, 10.6 rpg). Led the ACC in rebounding, blocked shots and double-doubles
(18), and was fourth in field goal percentage (.500) and 11th in scoring. Posted a season-best 17 boards
twice, vs. Wisconsin and Duke.

Sophomore (2010-11): Averaged 11.7 points, and led the ACC in blocks (3.2 bpg, 7th in the nation) and
second in rebounding (10.1 rpg). Named the top defensive player in the country by Fox 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. Posted 18 double-doubles (ranking 11th nationally), including nine straight through the
regional semifinal, the longest streak by a Tar Heel since Billy Cunningham had 10 in a row in 1965.
Became the first Tar Heel to have 15 straight 10-rebound games since Cunningham had 40 in a row in
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, NC State and Maryland.

Freshman (2009-10): Averaged 5.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 15.8 minutes per game.
Fourth in the ACC in blocked shots with 60.

Strengths: Freakishly long and athletic. Very coordinated for his size. Runs the floor extremely well.
Gifted shotblocker. Can guard multiple positions. Fares well in the trenches despite his lack of bulk.
Personal: Grew six inches over his sophomore and junior year of high school. Entered UNC at just 185