Xavier Henry: Nothing Subtle About Him

Posted by J.D. Schaller on November-14-2009 Add Comments

I know we're just one game into the season, and I'm not normally one to praise so highly so quickly, but Xavier Henry is a special basketball player.

His 27 debut points, the most ever in a debut by a Kansas freshman, by the way, weren't the only things that impressed me in last night's contest with Hofstra, either.

He crashes the offensive boards, gets physical in the paint, sprints out on fast breaks, plays solid defense, and even gets on the floor after loose balls. 

I always question the ego and work ethic in players of his caliber, but I think these are some intangibles offered by Henry that may not have been readily available in a guy like Lance Stephenson.

I'm not ready to declare the McDonald's All-Am...

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