Aaron Henry

6-6, 210 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Michigan St. Junior
Birthday
08/30/99 (22.1 yrs)
Hometown
Indianapolis, IN
High School
Ben Davis
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
6
Potential
7
Passing
7
Intangibles
7
89 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Wayne Selden

Strengths: Entering Tom Izzo’s storied program as a three-star recruit, Henry has worked his way into being the leader of the Spartans…The All-Big Ten third teamer was a force on both ends of the court this season, averaging 15.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 steals this season…Creative near the rim, Henry can either float around bigger defenders, or move them out of the way with footwork, pump fakes and patience…The 6’6 forward loves to get downhill and attack in isolation, either finishing at the rim or pulling up for jumper…Physical and strong frame helps boost ability near the basket…While he is a solid offensive option, his real appeal is on the defensive end…The junior was named to the All-Big Ten Defensive First Team, as Henry was constantly locking down the opposition’s top scoring threat…Armed with his sturdy frame, wingspan and quickness, Henry is able to slow down both guards and forwards…He was always engaged and active on defense, highlighted by his steal and block totals…Henry should be able to play immediately at the NBA level due to his high-caliber defense and his ability to create offense for himself…He is also incredibly unselfish for a non-point guard, as his assist total is outstanding…Despite being overlooked in high school, Henry’s hard work paid off with a terrific junior season in East Lansing …

Weaknesses: Despite his high scoring average, Henry was inefficient from both the field and three…He was particularly cold from three, shooting just 29.6% from long range…Henry can create off the dribble, but will likely be more of a role player especially early in his career, meaning he needs to up his percentage to increase his playing time and become a 3-And-D threat…Also struggled mightily with turnovers, with 2.9 per game, and sometimes looked like the game was going to quickly, as he forced bad passes…Is a decent athlete, but his vertical or speed won’t blow anyone away…Didn’t finish in the top-five of forwards in any combine event…Limited explosion and burst could take away many of the scoring chances that occurred in college…Similarly, as everyone is stronger at the next level, his signature skill on defense might be taken away…Henry is a solid player, but does not have a high ceiling because of his age, three point percentage, and athletic limitations …

Notes: Measured: 6’4.5” barefoot, 6’6.0” in shoes, 8’7.5” standing reach, 209.6 lbs, 6’10.75” wingspan at the 2021 NBA Draft Combine …

Michael Hopp 7/26/21

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