John Henson (basketball)
|No. 31 – Milwaukee Bucks|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
December 28, 1990 |
Greensboro, North Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Sickles (Tampa, Florida)|
|College||North Carolina (2009–2012)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
John Allen Henson (born December 28, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of North Carolina where, with a 7'6" wingspan, he was a two-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
High school career
For three years, Henson attended Round Rock High School in Round Rock, Texas. His senior year, Henson transferred to Sickles High School in Tampa, Florida. Henson wore the jersey number 33, averaging 17.6 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 6.1 blocks per game as a senior in 2008–09. He scored a season-high 29 points against Tampa Bay Tech and blocked 10 or more shots five times with a high of 11 on four occasions as a senior as well. Henson led the team to a 24–5 record and a perfect 10–0 league record, but the team lost to Lakeland 48–43 in the regional semi-finals for the Florida FHSAA Class 6A championship. Henson was a first-team all-state selection and Tampa Bay Coaches Association Player of the Year. He played in the McDonald's All-American Game and the Nike Hoop Summit. He also earned first-team Parade All-American honors.
Henson was a highly sought-after forward and was rated by Scout.com as the #1 power forward and the #4 overall player in the 2009 recruiting class. Analysts predicted he would be an important addition to what some thought would be the best front court in the nation for the 2009–10 season. When asked to evaluate Henson, head coach Roy Williams said Henson had "tremendously long arms" and predicted he would "probably block more shots than any perimeter player in college basketball."
Henson started the season at small forward for the 2009–10 Tar Heels, but with the season-ending injury to Ed Davis, Henson moved to power forward in mid-February 2010. After the move, Henson's performance improved, and he averaged 9.4 points per game in the last 16 contests of the season. However, the Tar Heels missed the NCAA tournament, losing to the Dayton in the NIT finals.
As a sophomore in 2010–11, Henson was the winner of the ACC Defensive Player of the Year award for 2011 after averaging 11.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game. As a junior in 2011–12, he was again named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year after averaging 13.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game.
On June 28, 2012, Henson was selected with the 14th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. On July 10, 2012, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Bucks. On April 10, 2013, Henson had the best game of his rookie season, recording 17 points, 25 rebounds and 7 blocks in a 103-113 loss to the Orlando Magic.
On October 19, 2013, the Bucks exercised their third-year team option on Henson's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2014–15 season. In 2013–14, he averaged 11.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game as he came off the bench in 47 of the 70 games he played.
On October 16, 2014, the Bucks exercised their fourth-year team option on Henson's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2015–16 season. He finished 5th in the league in blocks per game for the 2014-2015 season with an average of just over 2 a game
NBA career statistics
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|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- John Henson Biography
- John Henson's (Tampa, FL) High School Basketball Stats
- 2009 Allstate FHSAA Class 6A Boys Basketball Championship
- SCOUT.COM COLLEGE BASKETBALL TEAM RECRUITING PROSPECTS – 2009
- Season Preview: 2009-10 North Carolina Tar Heels
- Dayton wins first NIT title since 1968 by stopping UNC's run
- Three UNC stars to enter NBA draft
- John Henson To Bucks With No. 14 Pick In 2012 NBA Draft
- Bucks sign forward John Henson
- Notebook: Magic 113, Bucks 103
- Milwaukee Bucks exercise contract options on John Henson and Brandon Knight
- Bucks Exercise Rookie Scale Contract Options on Antetokounmpo and Henson