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Xavier Henry and Daniel Orton, two of the top prospects in the Class of 2009, have set some key visit dates.
Kansas will have an in-home visit with Orton on Sept. 10, according to JayhawkSlant.com, and he will visit Kentucky Oct. 10 and Kansas Oct. 17.
A 6-foot-10, 260-pound center Bishop McGuinness High in Oklahoma City, Orton holds offers from Arizona, UConn, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio State, OKlahoma, USC, Syracuse, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA and Wake Forest. He is the No. 3 ranked center in the Class of 2009.
Carl Henry, Xavier’s father, told Rivals the family will have in-home visits with Kansas and Memphis on Sept. 9, Memphis first. The father said Xavier is growing tired of the recruiting process and could decide soon after his final visit.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.