We reach the halfway point of Writing Illini’s Week of Recruits series with the fourth day of previewing the incoming recruits. Today we look at incoming small forward Mycheal Henry.
Name: Mycheal Henry
Position: Small Forward
Weight: 220 lbs
High School: Orr Academy, Chicago, Illinois
Player Position Rank: ESPN: 20 Rivals: 11 Scout: 19
Player Overall Rank: ESPN: 95 Rivals: 39 Scout: 67
Other Schools of Interest: Baylor, Georgetown, Stanford, Wisconsin
Strengths: Henry has a long wingspan and explosive speed that had coaches across the country drooling. He is excellent in transition but also looks very comfortable in the half-court offense. He is able to rebound well in traffic and he has good ball handling skills in the open court. He is a willing passer who can also make his own shot.
Areas for Improvement: While his open court ball handling is impressive, Henry needs to work on his ball handling in traffic. He also needs to improve his consistency with his jump shot in order to become an elite threat away from the basket.
Early Thoughts: Henry could start immediately at Illinois depending on how much height is important to Bruce Weber. Henry has the skills to come in and play the small forward position alongside DJ Richardson and Brandon Paul in the back court. With a little practice before the season starts, don’t be surprised if you here Henry’s name called very soon for the starting lineups.
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