Basketball recruit to announce decision

Xavier Henry and his brother, C.J., will finally pick a school Thursday morning.

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Ben Kane 10 years, 10 months ago

quote prediction:

"We've always wanted to be jayhawks so this is a dream come true. We just wanted to take our time and make sure we were doing what is right for us. We are excited to be a part of this team and winning a championship next year."

Welcome to Jayhawk Nation boys.


KEITHMILES05 10 years, 10 months ago

Hopefully we can hear from CJ and XH themselves. We don't need to hear from Carl. He's done enough pressers to last a life time.

CaramelMacchMan 10 years, 10 months ago

Yeah i dont wanna hear from Carl either..

Matter fact, i still wouldn't even believe Carl if he comes up and says.

TwinCitiesJHawk 10 years, 10 months ago

Carl is a good man. He is a Jayhawk if you have forgotten! It doesnt matter who we hear from, as long as we hear they are attending KU we are set.

Seth Peattie 10 years, 10 months ago

X's game is like mine (aggressivly smooth). This is a huge win for KU!!! Comprable only to PKP's win in 1993 with the MN bros!!!

Undefeated next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KUPROUD 10 years, 10 months ago

LJW, or anyone with the info, how about giving us some background on C.J. and how he is expected to impact the team? I know he was highly recruited at one time. Could he be a diamond in the rough here?

patton6 10 years, 10 months ago

"Xavier Henry and his brother, C.J., will finally pick a school Thursday morning."

It hasn't even been a month since the coaching change. Call me a softie, but that isn't exactly an eternity.

sportjunky 10 years, 10 months ago

When did everyone get sooooo lazy with their writing that they have to cryptically abbreviate everything in their sentences? Are we really so lazy that we have to let people try to figure out PKP and MN bros? For the love of Pete, just type it out! Texting has become the death of actual writing skills...

HCBS = Head Coach Bill Self, I got that one. Can't we just call him Coach, or Coach Self, or maybe even just Self? At least spell it all out the first time it is used in a post, then abbreviate.

Too many people have relied on texting skills for their real world skills and these people ending up writing like 11 year olds with a new cell phone. Very sad...

jayhawkinnc 10 years, 10 months ago

I agree sportjunky. HCBS seems silly to write. Self is just fine to write. We never referred to Roy Williams as HCRW. Just Roy. Well, let's just refer now to Self.

jayhawkintexas 10 years, 10 months ago

I agree with you 100% sportjunky. People need to spell out what they are saying so that others don't have to guess what abbreviations mean. And if we can get Dick Vitale to quit saying "PTP" for prime time player, that would be even better.

I hope we get CJ and Xavier but if we don't I will still cheer wildly for the Jayhawks.

KEITHMILES05 10 years, 10 months ago

Some of you need to stop being the internet police. Get a life and read what is here. Go beat your dog or your wife you are upset with HCBS spelling!

WisconsinJayhawk 10 years, 10 months ago

Yeah, enough of this abbreviation stuff. And unless Xavier's borther's name is literrly just "C" followed by "J", then we should use his full name: Carl's Junior or wharever it is.

kubasketball0809 10 years, 10 months ago

Thank you sometimes i cant even understand what half of these people are saying, and i'm a freshman in high school does that give you a clue???????

rawkhawk 10 years, 10 months ago

I don't think anyone should blame Carl for the recruiting drama; it is fans like us that are whipping up this media frenzy. As TwinCitiesJHawk reminds us, Carl Henry is a Jayhawk and we should be thankful to keep the family at KU.

Xavier and CJ, look forward to having you on the team!

Aside from "CJ" and"KU", I tried to not use any abbreviations in this post

Gil Ek 10 years, 10 months ago

I like ADLP. Do think we should call the Coach of the Year, "Coach Self". They didn't call General patton, "GP!"

BCRavenJHawkfan 10 years, 10 months ago

WOW! And I thought it was only going to be an announcement of who he was taking to the prom.

rawkhawk 10 years, 10 months ago

soobawls, i disagree. it seems that most of your posts are negative. I think Xavier has a lot of talent and could be a key to KU making a championship run next year. It doesn't mean that KU necessarily wins a NC, but KU would have a great chance at 2 titles within 2 years!

it's hard not to abbreviate

Jonathan Allison 10 years, 10 months ago

I don't believe that LA was using text-speak in his post. I'm pretty sure that the main reason that I don't understand it is because in 1993 I was a 9 year old who rented Contra 3 on the super nintendo (SNES) every weekend and watched Nickolodeon after school.

jayhawkboogeyman 10 years, 10 months ago

"HCBS" is the same amount of letters as "Self' so how exactly are we abbreviating by putting a block of capitals that interrupts the flow instead of Self, a name which everyone recognizes anyway.

About the important stuff... I am still not sure if CJ can play next year (conflicting reports about eligibility), but if he can, he is expected to back up Sherron at the point. At this point, though, we have about 11 players worthy of being in the rotation, and that is going to get whittled down to 8 or 9 significant contributors at some point, so it is going to be interesting and maybe sad to see which guys are left out. With the talent we now have next year, I would be absolutely shocked if Reed, Releford, or Morningstar play more than walk-on minutes next year (end of games and a few minutes to spell guys around tv timeouts or foul trouble).

Gil Ek 10 years, 10 months ago

I would redshirt Reed and Releford next year.

RonBurgandy 10 years, 10 months ago

Chill people. Don't read the comment if you can't understand the writing. Are you against contrations as well? Should I have said "Do not read the comment?"

Again, I am excited about this but once they announce it for sure, then I will be truly happy.

Jonathan Allison 10 years, 10 months ago


funny thing about what you said about Reed and Morningstar is that it's basically what people were saying about them a year ago. Everyone was talking about the starting 5 of Sherron, Tyshawn, Mario, Marcus, and Cole. And of course about Releford, Appleton, Markieff, Quintrell, and even about Conner Teahan.

I thought that Reed would be a contributor but had no clue that Morningstar would be so valuable. I wouldn't write these guys off. It definitely will be a battle for minutes though. If this year was bad, then next year we will have lots more playing time complaints. Releford knows that he's gotta be working hard this offseason if he's gonna be in the mix next year.

We practically need a depth chart for basketball now similar to the one we use in football.

Guards - Collins, Taylor, E. Johnson, CJ Henry, Morningstar, Reed Small Forwards - X. Henry, Little, Releford Power Forwards - Mc. Morris, T. Robinson, Mk. Morris Centers - Aldrich, Withey

That's 9 D1 capable perimeter players and 5 D1 capable post players. Sorry Teahan.

That is a rediculous amount of talent, and an even more rediculous amount of bodies.

scootja32 10 years, 10 months ago

that's 14 players that would start on at least one other Big XII team. Hell, Teahan could probably start for Colorado.

Gil Ek 10 years, 10 months ago

Heck, KU could field two ranked teams by January.

Robert Lofthouse 10 years, 10 months ago

People, be thankful for what you get -- this squad looks like a basketball version of the swiss army knife! If Self (a.k.a. HCBS) enjoyed his team last year, he should be on a an adult version of the proverbial joyride next year!

Gil Ek 10 years, 10 months ago

Heck, KU could field two ranked teams by January. Think I would come to town and pay to watch the practices next year.

Tony Bandle 10 years, 10 months ago

This team is absolutely NUTS!!!

You could take the starting lineup for a Sweet Sixteen team with two potential All-Americans [Collins, Aldrich, Morningstar, Marcus M and Taylor] and put them up against a team of "new guys" [Withey, Robinson, X, CJ and Johnson]....and the veteran team would have it's hands full!!!!!

UNBELIEVABLE.....and if, somehow, Lance joins the mix....Jaybate, help me...whats the next stage after unbelievable...COSMIC???

Dick Murdock 10 years, 10 months ago

I'm not counting my Jayhawks until they come home to roost. After all the indecision it would not surprise me to have them cancel the announcement, change to some other school or not say anything at all.

jayhawkerCO 10 years, 10 months ago

We're loaded next year. I bet you we can beat some scrub NBA teams

Carter Patterson 10 years, 10 months ago

I'm trying to speculate the starting lineup...

Aldrich, Collins, Taylor, Robinson, Buford....

knayte 10 years, 10 months ago

momusicman, i agree. Wouldn't shock me if they "leaked" that they were coming to KU, then ended up announcing UK so they could lavish some more attention on themselves.

Chicago_JHawk 10 years, 10 months ago

The streaming video was a horrific dud...sound was terrible...

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