Xavier Henry to Commit to Kansas
by Franklyn Calle
According to multiple reports, SLAM high school diarist Xavier Henry will make an announcement on his college decision today, Wednesday the 23rd. It is expected that he will be choosing the Kansas Jayhawks when speaking to the media at the Putman City HS Gymnasium in a press conference scheduled to start at 11:15 am. Xavier had previously signed with the University of Memphis in November but decided to re-open his recruitment after John Calipari accepted the coaching job at the University of Kentucky. The 6-6 wing player was expected to visit coach Calipari and the Wildcats’ campus this weekend but it seems like that won’t be necessary as he has already made up his mind as to where he would like to play in the fall. His brother, C.J. Henry, is also expected to enroll at Kansas. C.J. was a walk-on at Memphis, where his tuition was being paid by the New York Yankees after signing him out of high school. It is expected that the Yankees will continue to pay for his tuition at Kansas.
Everyone’s attention will now turn to Brooklyn’s Lance Stephenson and Word of God’s John Wall and their college decisions. For Stephenson, it seems like the possibilities are strong that he will end up at St. John’s now that Henry is headed to the Lawrence campus, the same campus which Lance was expected to announce as his college destination during the McDonald’s All-American Media Day. Although Maryland is also an option, it’s a long shot. An announcement from Stephenson is expected any day now. As for Wall, where he might end up is not quite clear right now. Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, Baylor and Miami are listed as schools of interest. It is expected that he will visit Miami this weekend. He will be narrowing his list in the very near future.