Overview: One of KU's most highly recruited players who was ranked No. 3 by ESPNU 100, No. 6 by Scout.com and No. 8 by Rivals.com scouting services for the class of 2009... The state of Oklahoma player of the year by many outlets... An explosive guard who can drive and has great range.
High School: McDonald's and Parade All-American in 2009... Led Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City to the 6A state championship in 2009, averaging 28.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 2.1 assists per game... Shot 55 percent from the field, including 43 percent from three-point range... Was the 2008 and 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year for Oklahoma... Averaged 26.7 points and 7.2 rebounds his junior season... Also guided the Pirates to the state title his freshman year and the conference title all four years... Scored 14 points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals in the McDonald's All-American game on April 1, 2009.
Off the Court: Full name is Xavier Henry... Born in Gent, Belgium... Major is undecided... Son of Carl and Barbara (Adkins) Henry... Carl was a two-year starter at Kansas in 1983-84 playing for Ted Owens (1982-83) and Larry Brown (1983-84)... Carl led KU in scoring both seasons with 17.4 ppg in 1983 and 16.8 in 1984... Carl was an All-Big Eight Second Team selection in 1983 and first team honoree in 1984... Mother, Barbara, was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Marian Washington from 1982-85... Barbara averaged eight points and five rebounds for her career, including 11.9 ppg her sophomore year and 10.7 ppg as a junior... She led Kansas in rebounding in 1983 with 6.8 rpg... Barbara's sister, Vickie (Adkins) Summers, was also a standout player at Kansas from 1983-86. She ranks fourth on the KU career scoring list with 1,786 points, earning All-Big Eight Conference first-team honors three times (1984-85-86)... Uncle, Joe Adkins played basketball at Oklahoma State... Brother C.J. is a freshman walk-on teammate... Teammates Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins were also McDonald's All-Americans.