Starting at the beginning of this year, everyone knew that Freshmen were the usual, true athletes and possibly one-and-done. Though, one took that to heart, John Wall by far has been eye candy. His 2K10-like speed, vision, and strides are breath taking. He fathomed the whole country from day one and currently is averaging 18(points) and 7(assist) with 52% from the field. Everyone has marked him the sure one-and-done player that will likely be going overall in next years' NBA Draft - holding that accomplishment with current phenoms, Derrick Rose and Greg Oden. In like manner, a freshman in Lawrence, Kansas is averaging an even better rate and looks to have next level ability, if not better than John Wall. His Oklahoman traced steps have surfaced 18(points) and 4(rebounds) with limited minutes, compared to his fellow freshman Wall. This particular player has a nonchalant approach to the game, which often, allows him to stay straighten and not brew the hype. His name is Xavier Henry, only born in 1991 - seems very young, being he's born a year earlier than me - with a tender stroke that hounds resemblance to years of repetitions. Along with that smooth J, Xavier has a grasp of confidence that allows him to stay grounded and not get overwhelmed with emotions - a trait that's beneficial going into March Madness. His maturity level goes in parallel with his veteran teammates, Sherron Collins - a tough Point Guard from Chicago - and Cole Aldrich - Minnesota's prided Center. If the seasons were to end today, no doubt Wall would go number one or two, without debate. Although, Henry has a ameliorator on his side, being the league possess few Shooting Guards with legitimate physicality as he does - in short terms, Henry is a prototypical Shooting Guard. If he finds himself getting drafted - assuming he leaves after this season - while getting granted in the process, his 18(point) and 2(steal) earnings can transfer easily. Furthermore, Xavier Henry will need a unselfish Point Guard to set him up along the way and play through errors like most rookies. Only grace would land him and Wall on identical paths come draft night (that will be a treat if it were to happen).
No he's not...
naw i dont think hes better but hes very good...wall scores as well as pass and rebounds at the same clip as henry and is a good defender and gets steals. its almost like the case when ray allent was in college with allen iverson
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You may think that Xavier Henry is better than John Wall, but that's definitely not a consensus. The only real advantages that Henry has over Wall are size and shooting ability. Wall has great size for a point guard at 6'4, and he has PLENTY of time to become a good shooter.
Wall is only 6'2" for the record
to me xavier is like a JR Smith minus the bad character issues...same size (6'6'' 220) same skill set/body type, both explosive and solid playmakers
Xavier Henry is a very good player. When I was watching the McDonalds All American game, I could tell he was the best player there easily, he just has the look of a good NBA player. The thing is, Wall didn't play in that game and is in fact the best player in the NCAA, NBA prospect wise at least.
Wall is averaging more minutes and helms the team that's full of freshmen. Xavier Henry is on a deep roster and gets limited minutes. Though, Henry manages to stay consistent with Wall production. To say the obvious, if Henry was on Kentucky, I guarantee his numbers would increase 5 points. For the most part, Kentucky is guard oriented based upon their dribble-drive system.
ok lets stop mentioning how tall or short he really is like we really know. none of us knows because none of us have measured him..i dont care if you went to his game and walked past him or read on some basketball site..untill he is measured at the nba combine we wont know for sure so all we can go on is what is listed at uk. and does it really matter. hes good reguardless how tall he is and as a pg you dont have to be real tall or short to do well
dude what drugs you taking