John Henson


  • Ranks tied for second on the Bucks’ all-time list for field-goal percentage (.541) and fourth in blocks (589)
  • The only Buck in the last 25 years to record multiple games with 6+ blocks (4) before his 23rd birthday
  • Had 17 points and career highs of 25 rebounds and seven 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

2017-18 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS … Averaged 8.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game – both the second-highest marks of his career … shot a career-high 57.2 percent overall and 57.0 percent from the free-throw line … Had 15 points with 12 rebounds at NYK on 4/7 …. scored 11 points with 12 rebounds at CHI on 3/23 … had 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting with a season-high-tying four blocks on 3/9 vs. NYK … scored a season-high 19 points (8-14 FG) with a season-high 18 rebounds on 2/4 at BKN … Scored 12 points with 10 rebounds vs. BKN on 1/26 … scored 11 points with 11 rebounds at WAS on 1/6 … had a then-season-high 18 points with six rebounds and a season-high-tying four blocks at OKC on 12/29 … scored 14 points on a perfect 7-for-7 shooting vs. MIN on 12/28 … scored 16 points (7-10 FG) with five rebounds at CHA on 12/23 … had 15 points on 7-11 shooting vs. CLE on 12/19 … had a season-high-tying four blocks with 11 points and seven rebounds vs. UTA on 12/9 … had 13 points with 10 rebounds at POR on 11/30 … tallied a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. WAS on 11/20 … had his first double-double of the season vs. DET on 11/15 with 10 points, 10 rebounds … scored a then-season-high 17 points with eight rebounds vs. MEM on 11/13 … hauled in 13 rebounds at DET on 11/3 … scored in double figures 39 times … has 10+ rebounds in 13 games … has 10 double-doubles … blocked multiple shots in 33 games … missed one game (11/22) due to an eye procedure … missed four games (2/6, 2/10-2/15) with right hamstring soreness … missed one game (3/30) with a right finger sprain.

PRO CAREER ... 2016-17: Averaged 6.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 19.4 minutes per game over 58 games (39 starts) … scored eight points with nine rebounds and four blocks at LAL on 3/17 … had four blocks with eight points and seven rebounds vs. IND on 3/10 … scored 15 points with seven rebounds at PHX on 2/4 … posted 16 points, five rebounds and four blocks at DEN on 2/3 … had 11 points and nine rebounds at MIA on 1/21 … tallied 14 points and eight rebounds vs. CLE on 12/20 … hauled in 10 rebounds on 12/15 vs. CHI … had a season-high-tying 20 points with seven rebounds and two blocks vs. BKN on 12/3 … blocked a season-high five shots with 12 points and eight rebounds at BKN on 12/1 … posted a season-high-tying 20 points with seven rebounds and three blocks at ORL on 11/27 … grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds to go along with seven points, three assists, two steals and two blocks vs. BKN on 10/29 … had two 10+ rebound games … scored in double figures 13 times … scored 20+ points two times … blocked multiple shots in 25 contests … missed 10 games from 3/22-4/8 with a left thumb sprain … had 14 DNP-CDs.

2015-16: Averaged 7.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 16.8 minutes per game over 57 contests (1 start) … had three double-doubles on the season … scored a season-high 22 points at NYK on 11/6 … swatted a season-best six shots vs. PHI on 12/23 and on 1/15 vs. ATL … had eight points, seven boards and four blocks vs. POR on 12/7, including a block on Portland’s game-winning shot attempt to seal Milwaukee’s victory … pulled down a season-high 11 boards vs. SAC on 11/25 … blocked three or more shots in 21 games … missed 20 games from 1/28-3/13 with a sore lower back.

2014-15: Blocked at least one shot in 20 straight games from 12/26 to 2/22, which was the third-longest streak in the NBA in 2014-15 and one game shy of the longest such streak of his career … finished fifth 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 a career-best six games with 5+ blocks, which is the most such games he’s had in a season in his career … 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 … 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 seven offensive rebounds vs. GSW on 3/28 … on 3/20 at Brooklyn, tied career high with seven blocked shots in only 21 minutes – the shortest time for any player to get to seven 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 … notched first season double-double on 1/2 vs. IND with then-season-high 14 points and 10 rebounds … had back-to-back games with five 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.

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 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 six shots at CHA on 11/29, at CHI on 12/10 and at CHA on 12/23  – the second, third and fourth times he recorded 6+ rejections in his career (also seven blocks at 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 FG) 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 six 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 (9 starts) … led the Bucks in scoring three times, in rebounding eight times and in blocks nine times … made his NBA debut on 11/7 vs. MEM and finished with three points, three rebounds and two blocks … posted two 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 field-goal percentage 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 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.

PLAYOFF HISTORY ... (12 games, 0 starts) ... 2017: Played in two of Milwaukee’s First Round games against Toronto … averaged 1.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 6.0 minutes per game … 2015: Averaged 8.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in six games during the First Round against the Bulls … 57.9 field-goal percentage ranked seventh 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 four blocks on 4/25 vs. CHI, making him the first Bucks player with at least four 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 points and 14 rebounds, and with three 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 vs. MIA and averaged 1.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game.

COLLEGE ... North Carolina’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 deck of the USS Carl Vinson in the inaugural Carrier Classic 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 Heels 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 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) ... named the top defensive player in the country by 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 … signed an extension with the Bucks on 10/2/15.

PERSONAL ... Born John Allen Henson 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 ... 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, played for Duke’s women’s basketball team ... his biggest superstition is to “knock on wood” ... on Twitter as @Johnhenson31.


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