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May 3, 2010

Unfiltered Draft: Xavier Henry




  • Xavier Henry is the first ever "one and done" from Kansas, which produced many great players such as Paul Pierce, Danny Manning, Nick Collison, and Darrell Arthur.  
  • Henry almost broke the freshman scoring record at Kansas, coming in second only behind Manning.
  • Xavier Henry has a very high field goal percentage and could be a three point threat off the bench in his rookie year.  Although he "cooled off" as the season progressed into conference play, he has the best shooting numbers of any player predicted to be a lottery pick in 2010.
  • Henry is large enough to play small at the 3 or be sizeable wingman next to either Conley or Mayo at point.   With Mayo and Henry both on the court the Grizz would have a large outside threat for the inside-outside game to be established.
  • If Grizz chose Henry early at the 12th spot there would still be plenty of talented big men available in this draft when they choose again at 25 and 28.  There  won't likely be any impact guards left at those draft positions however.

6 comments:

J-Bo said...

mmmm... nice player and pick but...

OJ Mayo is a similar player to Henry... both with a lack of explosion...

So... my picks will be...

#12 Whiteside (big man with the biggest potential)

#25 Ebanks (bye Rudy Gay?)

#28 Bledsoe (backup PG to Conley)

J-Bo said...

anyway... with the #12 pick i will select (a guard) Avery Bradley or Lance Stephenson over Henry ;)

Bradley... Ellis... Mayo almost traded to the Warriors for Ellis... this one will be for free...

vanjulio said...
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vanjulio said...

Avery Bradley doesn't look better than DJ Augustine or PJ Tucker to me. I'd pass on him.

J-Bo said...
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J-Bo said...

Hey Van, could you send me a email, i've got a few questions for you...

jboandre@gmail.com