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.