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Recruit Henry in no hurry to select school

October 21, 2008

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Ballyhooed recruit Xavier Henry will pick between Kansas and Memphis - eventually.

Ballyhooed recruit Xavier Henry will pick between Kansas and Memphis - eventually.

Now that Xavier Henry has visited both Kansas University and Memphis, all that remains is for Rivals.com's No. 3-rated player to make a final decision on a school.

There's no timetable or deadline for the decision, Henry's mom, former KU player Barbara Adkins, said Monday night.

"He just got back from his visit (to KU) yesterday. He is going to take a few days, look at positives and negatives and go from there. He doesn't really have a date in mind," said Adkins, who indicated the announcement ultimately would be made on ESPNU.

The network doesn't need much advance notice, so TV scheduling is not a factor in when Xavier's decision will be revealed, she said.

"It's not like they have given him a date. There's no pressure from them," Adkins said.

She said no decision has yet been made.

"He likes both schools and coaches," Adkins said. "Both coaches (Bill Self, John Calipari) are giving him space. We'll talk as a family and let him tell us what he's thinking."

Adkins said her son is not feeling any stress as the Nov. 12-19 early-signing period nears.

"He doesn't tense up or anything like that. He has school, a lot of things going on. He's rehabbing as well," she said.

Henry suffered an assortment of injuries on the AAU circuit last summer. ESPN.com recently reported that Henry suffers from Osgood-Schlatter disease, which causes swelling and pain just below the knee over the shin bone.

In April, Henry bumped knees with a teammate, which caused a flare-up of the Osgood-Schlatter, ESPN.com says. When he returned to the court a few weeks later, he split a bone in his ankle but continued to play. It's expected he'll be ready for the start of the high school season in November.

Comments

raoulduke 6 years, 8 months ago

Not knowing whether Xavier following in his father/mother's or brother's footsteps makes the most sense to him, here's to hoping for a great Rock Chalk future for a great baller. Carl was the best and most admired Jayhawk in the early '80's. I remember his play like it was yesterday.

blackmild33 6 years, 8 months ago

if he take this long we do not need him

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