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Saturday / February 23.
  • Xavier Henry to Decide This Week

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    Carl Henry, the father of Oklahoma City (OK) Putnam City shooting guard Xavier Henry, says his son will likely decide between Kansas and Memphis this week.

    “We are trying to get together today as a family and he’s trying to make a decision [this] week, either Thursday or Friday,” Carl said Sunday morning by phone.

    The 6-foot-6 Henry is the No. 1 shooting guard in the Class of 2009.

    Carl said he thinks his son “wants to go to Kansas” but is torn because his brother, C.J. Henry, plays for Memphis. C.J. recently underwent surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot.

    “I think the hardest [part] is his brother’s at Memphis,” Carl said. “I believe he wants to go to Kansas but then again with his brother at Memphis, he might want to go there also.”

    Xavier will meet with his parents today to discuss both schools, and Carl said the parents will ask their son to write some down some pros and cons of each school.

    “I can you tell I don’t know [where he’s going],” Carl said. “We don’t know because he’s different than our other son. He doesn’t even talk about it. We will do a little sit down where he writes down some stuff about each school. Then he picks the school.

    “He can pick Kansas or Memphis, it doesn’t bother us one bit.”

    Xavier Henry is recovering from injuries suffered during a car crash Oct. 22 in Oklahoma City that resulted in a fractured cheek bone.

    “He’s doing good,” Carl said. “He’s goes to the doctor this Monday and Tuesday and we’ll know more. We believe he does have to wear a face-mask. All the swelling is down and everything is back to normal. He’s doing a lot better than they thought he would.”

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    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.