Henry to visit for Late Night

Xavier Henry, the No. 2 prospect in the college basketball recruiting Class of 2009, on Monday told Rivals.com he will visit Kansas University for the Oct. 17 season-opening Late Night in the Phog.

Henry, a 6-foot-6 guard from Putnam City (Okla.) High, has yet to set dates for his visits to Memphis, Texas and UCLA.

“Kansas and Memphis still lead, but I want to take a couple more visits just to make sure,” Henry told Rivals.com.

Lance Stephenson, Rivals.com’s No. 7-rated prospect, is believed to favor KU, USC, UCLA and St. John’s over Tennessee and Texas, according to Zagsblog.net.

Stephenson, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Lincoln High in Brooklyn, N.Y., already has visited St. John’s, UCLA and USC. He told Zagsblog he will not sign with a school until the April signing period. Stephenson was supposed to attend last spring’s Jayhawk Invitational, but did not make it to the event.

He has not ruled out playing in Europe a year before entering the NBA Draft.

“I think I want the education, so I think I would go to college,” Stephenson told Zagsblog. “I’m looking at Brandon (Jennings) right now, see how he’s doing. If he goes there (to Europe), then I’ll see how it is. … Right now I’m thinking about college.”

Dominik Cheek, a 6-5 guard from St. Anthony High in Jersey City, N.J., tells the Connecticut Post he will come up with a final list of 10 schools in the near future. Sure to make the list are KU, UConn, Tennessee, Villanova and Wake Forest. He’s a former prep teammate of KU freshman Tyshawn Taylor.