There are few, check that, there probably isn't anybody in the class of 2011 who wears their emotions more prominently on their sleeves than Jarion Henry. One of the top remaining wing players in the country, schools will be watching that fire all winter as he looks for a school to sign with during the spring.
Ranked No. 84 nationally in the class of 2011, the near 6-foot-8 small forward from Dallas (Texas) Kimball is well aware that he's known for being an emotional guy. While he admits that he can be a little over the top at times, he believes that the way he plays leads to good things.
"Sometimes I get a little too carried away out there," Henry told Rivals.com. "But I can pull it together and get my team going when I need to."
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A long and lean wing with above-average ball-handling and passing skills, the lefty is at his best in transition. He can defend a number of positions and doesn't mind when he has to play in the paint.
"I'm the biggest guy on the team so I have no choice," said Henry. "I've got to do the job on the glass out there."
But, that doesn't mean he's not ultimately more comfortable out in space and making plays for himself and others.
"I think I'm like a slasher and a passer," said Henry of his game. "I can pass really well for a guy as tall as I am. In college I think I play at the two or the three."
Although he had plenty of attractive options to sign during the fall, Henry decided to wait until the spring signing period. He didn't want to rush into anything and was curious to see which schooles would join Baylor, Florida, Arizona, Arizona State, Marquette and Oregon in expressing interest.
"I just wanted to wait and see what other options I would have. I think I will have way more options by waiting," said Henry.
"I want to see if I can come in and play my position. I'd love to be able to play right away and compete."