After claiming the state championship last year, West Memphis (Ark.) High School is looking for some stability this season. Only one starter returns to the team but class of 2006 prospect Jason Henry appears to be one of the answers this season.
The 6-foot-6, 175-pound versatile shooting guard/small forward even has some point guard skills according to those close to him in Arkansas. In four games, Henry is averaging 21.5 points per game for West Memphis (3-1). He believes this is his time to step up his game.
“Season is going real good, it’s a real big time for me,” Henry said. “It is time for me to step up and do it my way this year.”
Only averaging eight minutes a game last year on a team that went 27-2, Henry has relished in the role as the team’s go-to guy this season. He has a nice touch on his outside shot and relies on his marksmanship from deep. Henry does a nice job with the dribble and sees the floor nicely. The class of 2006 prospect admits he still needs to improve on the defensive end of the floor.
“I’m just playing my game and trying to get ready for college,” Henry says.
Henry said Arkansas, Mississippi State, Oklahoma and Ole Miss all came out to see him play this fall and all four remain in contact via mail and correspondence with his coach.