College Basketball

UNC recruit Henson urges Wall to consider Heels

Posted April 17, 2009

John Wall and John Henson are roommates in New York City for Saturday’s Jordan Brand Classic, featuring some of the top high school basketball players in the country.

Henson, from Tampa, Fla., has picked North Carolina.

Wall, from Word of God in Raleigh, hasn’t decided on a college yet.

So you can bet Henson is reminding Wall what it’d be like for them to play together next year in Chapel Hill.

“I’m going give him a little bit [of a push],” Henson said Friday on 99.9 FM The Fan ESPN Radio. “I cooled off.

“I waiting to see just like everybody else.”

Wall, who also was on the station with Henson, said he is still considering about “seven or eight” schools. He said he plans to visit the University of Miami and then plans to make his decision within a week and a half or two weeks after that.

But he insisted he isn’t considering a jump directly to the NBA. Wall turns 19 this summer and might be able to enter the draft.

“For me, not at all,” he said when asked if he’d consider the NBA. “I told my mom and my dad, before he died, that I would go to college.”

Wall, by the way, did make an interesting point about how long he will stay. While it is widely assumed he will stay one year, Wall said Friday he would definitely think about staying two years.

N.C. State, North Carolina and Duke are among the schools pursuing Wall.

Henson is one of the top prospects in the country and is a lean 6-foot-10 forward who said he expected to see time at small forward next season.


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  • tarheels4 Apr 20, 2009

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    A top 5 baseball team "blows?" Just incase anyone has any doubts, this guy is an idiot.

  • tarheels4 Apr 19, 2009

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    did you miss the part where UNC had a winning season last year in football? what was state's record again? oh yeah 1-0 since that's all that matters to you and your fans.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Apr 18, 2009

    I think he's a kid (or maybe an adult) that still lives at home. He hasn't replied to you because he's probably plopped down in front of the TV watching Spongebob Squarepants, eating Cheetos, and drooling.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Apr 18, 2009

    Don't count on it. Your baseball team blows, too. But who gives a k-rap about baseball anyway? The whole sport blows. The only thing it's good for is socializing, and having a beer or three. It's one of the few sports where the actual players can take a nap WHILE PLAYING without affecting the outcome of the game.

  • Deacons Apr 18, 2009

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    You are an idiot that lacks grammar skills. Did you attend UNC? You say UNC is the better school, are you proud of those extreme liberal demonstrators that used intimidation and vandalism to stop the free speech of someone that opposed your views? UNC has a good basketball program but the University is a very liberal University that does not allow opposing viewpoints and will do anything to stop free speech unless, of course, it agrees with it's extreme left position.

  • ambitiousbludevl Apr 18, 2009

    What a world these State people live in! Your basketball team stinks, your football team stinks, your university stinks. Carolina's the better school, athletic program, college town, whatever. This is not opinion, it's fact. You know it, the world knows it.

    Burgers and fries? Fast Fare? You can make those claims a thousand times, Cow College---it still won't be true. All you can do is make childish little insults and celebrate the 2 or 3 times you beat UNC per decade. To the rest of America, you are a joke. An also-ran. An afterthought. Intimidation and Wolfpack are 2 words you will never hear in the same sentence.

    UNC Tar Heels: 2009 National ChampionsAnd P.S., It's baseball season, which means it's still our time, not yours. So continue to harness the hatred for us, while you don't even cross our minds.

  • onyourheels2 Apr 18, 2009

    tbk-one good thing about being a bball player at state, it prepares you for failure.

  • TheSTATEment Apr 18, 2009

    right, lgd, we don't need him at carolina, and duke doesn't need him, and neither should kiss his . he won't go to state TBK, more likely kentucky, i've heard houston was a possibility, because one of his ex coaches was there. Really, I don't care if he doesn't go to carolina. We are ok without him.

  • ICEDOC3 Apr 18, 2009

    GO HEELS!!!!!

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Apr 18, 2009

    btw, Carolina doesn't have a chance at Wall. He's not the typical player. He wants to be a man among men, a star. Why would he go to Carolina and be one of MANY equally talented players? You have to consider his goals.

    He would be better off at State, or any number of schools.




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