During June's Nike Hoop Jamboree in St. Louis, Demetrius Henry seemed to emerge out of nowhere. Now a junior at Oakland Park (Fla.) Northeast, the 6-foot-8 power forward is looking to put himself back on the map again.
After the buzz around his St. Louis outing started a flurry of activity, Henry says things quieted down when he was hurt for much of July.
"After the Hoop Jam my name kind of blew up and was hot," Henry told Rivals.com. "But, then I get hurt in late June and didn't really play very well in July."
Weighing in at around 210 pounds, Henry still has plenty of room to add weight to his lean frame. He's got good touch around the basket and can step out and face up with comfort to 17 feet.
"I see myself as a four that can shoot the ball," said Henry who has played a lot of center in his high school career. "I've been working a lot on facing up and my perimeter skills."
According to Henry, he's got offers from Virginia Tech, Florida State and Central Florida to go along with interest from Georgia Tech, Alabama and Miami among others.
For now, he's in no rush to separate his favorites from the also rans and he thinks he'll decide sometime during his senior year.
"I'm trying to do whatever it takes to get to the league like everybody else," said the four-star forward. "I like a place with an uptempo game. I'm a halfcourt person a lot of the time, but I prefer uptempo. I don't like stalling the ball."