21. John Henson 6-11 220lbs Junior UNC SF/PF 21 years old
2011-12 stats: 29.1 mpg, 13.7 ppg, 10 rpg, 3 bpg, 50%fg, 51% ft,
Projection: Mid first round pick
Strengths: John Henson is one of the more versatile defenders in the 2012 NBA Draft. Between his junior and senior years in high school, he had a growth spurt and went from a 6’4 guard to a 6’10 forward. He is now a hound defensively, a great shot blocker, can guard smaller players on the perimeter, and is a good rebounder. His offensive game has gotten better since his freshman year, Henson has the ability to hit the 15 foot jumper as well. He is at his best in the open court, where he uses his length and athleticism to finish at the rim.
Weaknesses: What position is Henson going to play at the next level, 3 or 4? He doesn’t have the weight or strength to play power forward at this point. I’m not saying that he never will, Marcus Camby, Kevin Garnett, and other players have added strength to there frames over there careers. Henson’s game with his back to the basket really needs some work as well.
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