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KU's Henry entering draft this afternoon

Posted on: April 7, 2010 12:22 pm

Kansas freshman Xavier Henry has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday afternoon, at which point he is expected to join teammate Cole Aldrich in formally declaring for early entry to the 2010 NBA Draft.

Henry averaged 13.4 points and 4.4 rebounds this season.

He's long been considered a one-and-done prospect and is projected as a first-round pick.
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Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: April 7, 2010 9:50 pm

KU's Henry entering draft this afternoon

I agree with you, Schildkrotte. All week I have thinking of DaSean and whether or not he will have a career in the NBA. I don't know many of us who would or should turn down the opportunity to earn that amount of money. Those who say it should not be all about the money are kidding themselves. If the kid is school material, school will always be there. Go and see if you can make it in the NBA whileyou are "hot" and healthy. Just don't expect the love and support you get from us loyal CBB fans.

Since: Oct 3, 2009
Posted on: April 7, 2010 4:55 pm

KU's Henry entering draft this afternoon

First of all I am not gonna tell a grown man what and when he should do something based on limited knowledge. Its a decision that he and his family has to and have made. Yes I beleive he has next level talent and Im sure they will get it out of him. Now I do notice that I think he played soft alot of times and didn't really take over games like he is capable of. But working with the right coaches and training he will be ok. Good luck XAVIER!!!

Since: Nov 22, 2007
Posted on: April 7, 2010 4:47 pm

KU's Henry entering draft this afternoon

Can someone please tell me the name of a one and done player that would not benefit from a second or third year in college.  Like any prospect, Xavier's success in the NBA will largely be determined by who drafts him.  If he goes to a team that is relatively weak at SF, then he will get pretty good minutes and a chance to prove himself.  I believe Deron Williams is the only superstar player Self has ever put into the NBA.  The rest are good role players that will have 10+ year NBA careers and is that really such a bad thing to be able to have a long NBA career and contribute on good teams.  Go look at the list of players Self has in the NBA right now, there are only a handful of coaches who have more players and those are coaches like Roy Williams, Jim Calhoun, and Coach K.  Self currently has 8 players on NBA rosters and that number is going to go up by 3 so he will have 11 on NBA rosters after the draft.

Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: April 7, 2010 3:52 pm

KU's Henry entering draft this afternoon

Relax Jayhawk fans!  Kansas may well be a better team next year with Xavier sitting on some NBA team's bench.  Hopefully he will take his caddy (C J) and his daddy with him.  I am very confident that Bill Self will bring someone in who will have a greater impact on winning our 7th straight Big XII title than Xavier ever did.  Check out his conference stats.  It was the Sherron and Aldrich show and Henry was very seldom even the 3rd best player on the floor.  Adios X!

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: April 7, 2010 3:48 pm

KU's Henry entering draft this afternoon

Like everyone else--or almost everyone else--I think X would benefit from another year in college, but really, what's the point?  Look at Willie Warren, who probably cost himself $10 million, minimum, by coming back to improve his game.  If YOU, after all, had a chance to sign a 3-4 year contract for $10-12 million based on your potential after taking the SATs, would you do it, or would you go to college for the chance to "improve your knowledge" and "have a better shot at a lasting career"?

Me?  I'm taking the $10-12 million.  You never know when you'll get injured--DaSean Butler being Exhibit A; another $8 million lost there, in all probability, as he slips from the end of Round One to (likely) undrafted.  You never know how you'll develop, or which team will develop you.  Get drafted by the Clippers, and it may be too bad ... get drafted by a better, deeper team, and you may be able to develop the skills and habits that extra year of college would have given you while getting paid lots and lots of money.

The moral of the story: sell high.  Right now, in this draft, in this market, X is probably still first-round material.  That's a guaranteed contract, for far more money than most of us can dream of making.  More power to him, and less to the fools who pay such bills.

Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: April 7, 2010 3:19 pm

KU's Henry entering draft this afternoon

Jayhawksrocks  you are a true hater.  Hating on your own team.  Low down fool.  Low down.  Read my other post.  Just because you aren't Rose or Wall doesn't mean you can't come out of one year of college and have a good NBA career.  Thaddeus Young is another example I just thought of.  14 ppg 5 rebs at G-tech.  Now he's having a good career in Philly. Hmm....those stats sound familiar....maybe its because they are almost the same as Xavier's stats this year... 13.4 ppg 4.4 rebs..  Yup go ahead and call him a bust. 

Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: April 7, 2010 3:09 pm

KU's Henry entering draft this afternoon

Chief, X will be fine.  Last couple of years it seems like some of the "one and done" players are able to come out and get drafted even if they don't blow the roof off of college basketball in their first season like John Wall or Derrick Rose did.  Jrue Holiday is a great example.  I didn't think he did anything to become a first round draft pick in his freshman season at UCLA averaging 9 points almost 4 ast.  But he got drafted mid to early first round and now gets 24 mpg for the 76ers.  Demar Derozen is another one and done underachiever (when compared to Rose Wall and Evans).  But he also gets good playing time.  So I think X will be fine.  Even travis Diener has been in the league 5 years.  X will have a better career than that. 

Since: Mar 4, 2010
Posted on: April 7, 2010 2:54 pm
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Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2010 2:46 pm

KU's Henry entering draft this afternoon

Somebody will pay this guy to sit on a bench

Go on take the money and run WHooooo..

Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2010 2:35 pm

KU's Henry entering draft this afternoon

Not sure that I saw anything in X to make me believe he is a one and done player. Yes he had a few great games but that was it and was a non factor in the tournament. X would be better to come back one more year, but If he does go then I don't think he will be an impact player in the NBA. X will be out of league in 4-5 years

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