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April 7, 2010
Henry headed to the NBA
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Xavier Henry played one season at Kansas in which the Jayhawks went 33-3, won the Big 12 regular-season title with a 15-1 record, won the Big 12 championship and was ranked No. 1 for 15 weeks during 2009-10. The Oklahoma City native averaged 13.4 ppg for the season, and was KU's second-leading scorer. Henry was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week three times during the 2009-10 season (Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Feb. 22) and led KU in scoring in 11 games.
An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection and freshman All-America by many outlets, Henry led Kansas with 54 steals and had a KU freshman-record-tying seven steals against Baylor (Jan. 20). Henry, who was also named to the 2010 Big 12 All-Rookie team, was second on the team with 69 three-point field goals made and made multiple three-pointers in 21 contests. He finished fifth in the Big 12 in three-point field goal percentage at 41.8 percent. He ranked 18th in the Big 12 in scoring at 13.4 ppg, eighth in steals at 1.5 and 13th in three-pointers made at 1.9.
A member of the Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commissioner's honor rolls in Fall 2009, Henry had four games of 20-plus points this season, including a career-high 31 points against LaSalle at the M&I Bank Kansas City Shootout at the Sprint Center on Dec. 12.
Henry joins teammate Cole Aldrich in declaring for the NBA Draft before his eligibility had expired. Aldrich declared on March 29.
Xavier Henry Career Honors:
2009-10: Collegeinsider.com Freshman All-America team... FoxSports.com All-Freshman Team... USBWA District VI... All-Big 12 Honorable Mention... Big 12 All-Rookie Team... Big 12 All-Freshman Team (media)... Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Feb. 22)... Athletics Director's and Big 12 Commissioner's honor rolls (fall 2009)... Wooden Award Midseason Candidate (top 30)... Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Dec. 14)... Phillip 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Dec. 7)... Preseason Wooden Award Watch List.