HoopsHype John Henson rumors

June 25, 2012 Updates
June 24, 2012 Updates

The Pistons are clearly looking for a big at No. 9 and have brought in all the guys who might be available to them at that spot. Illinois' Meyers Leonard, North Carolina's Tyler Zeller, North Carolina's John Henson, Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, Baylor's Perry Jones and Kentucky's Terrence Jones are among those scheduled to go head-to-head in that workout. ESPN.com

Right now, sources say Leonard and Henson are the two leading candidates in the group. Sullinger has slid on the Pistons' draft board since the team saw his draft combine physical. Mississippi State's Arnett Moultrie is also in the running for the No. 9 pick; however, he's more of a long shot. He worked out earlier with the Pistons. ESPN.com

June 23, 2012 Updates

The Sixers, who have the 15th, 45th, and 54th overall picks in next week's draft, will bring in five more players Saturday, all of them big men. The group includes: John Henson, a 6-10 forward (13.7 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks per game), and Tyler Zeller, a 6-11 center (16.3 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.5 bpg), both from North Carolina; Baylor 6-10 forward Perry Jones (13.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg); Mississippi State 6-10 forward Arnett Moultrie (16.4 ppg, 10.5 rpg), and St. Bonaventure 6-9 forward Andrew Nicholson (18.5 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.0 bpg). Philadelphia Inquirer

(Toronto) was believed to have narrowed its list to a handful of players expected to be around at No. 8 next Thursday — Weber State point guard Damian Lillard, Connecticut guard Jeremy Lamb and Syracuse guard Dion Waiters — but another name appears to have entered the conversation. Multiple team sources told the Sun that they were impressed with North Carolina power forward John Henson’s workout at the ACC on Thursday. Toronto Sun

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North Carolina power forward John Henson said an ankle injury is to blame for bad results on some of the physical testing at the Chicago pre-draft camp. "It's not 100 percent," he said after working out for Golden State on Thursday. "But I don't have time to sit down and rest it. These two weeks are crucial in my career. Regardless of how it feels, I've got to go." He left Oakland for Phoenix and after that was scheduled for visits with the Rockets, Bucks, Cavaliers, Raptors, Pistons and 76ers. NBA.com

The Suns close workouts and do not announce or comment on visiting prospects, but league sources revealed that on Saturday they hosted an impressive group of big men who are all first-round candidates. The workout featured North Carolina's John Henson and Tyler Zeller, Illinois' Meyers Leonard, Baylor's Perry Jones and Mississippi State's Arnett Moultrie, as well as Vanderbilt small forward Jeffery Taylor. Arizona Republic

June 16, 2012 Updates

North Carolina power forward John Henson said an ankle injury is to blame for bad results on some of the physical testing at the Chicago pre-draft camp. "It's not 100 percent," he said after working out for Golden State on Thursday. "But I don't have time to sit down and rest it. These two weeks are crucial in my career. Regardless of how it feels, I've got to go." He left Oakland for Phoenix and after that was scheduled for visits with the Rockets, Bucks, Cavaliers, Raptors, Pistons and 76ers. NBA.com

June 14, 2012 Updates

While I have Henson sliding to Minnesota at No. 18 in my latest mock draft, he'll have a chance to prove himself with a number of lottery teams (top 14) in the days to come and could certainly wind up there. He worked out with Portland (No. 6) on Wednesday and will visit Golden State (No. 7) on Thursday for a workout that will include Jared Sullinger, another power forward auditioning to be picked that high. Henson said he is also headed for Phoenix (No. 13), Houston (Nos. 14 and 16), Toronto (No. 8), Philadelphia (No. 15), Detroit (No. 9) and Cleveland (Nos. 4 and 24). SI.com

June 11, 2012 Updates

Most of the top prospects did not participate in drills at the NBA combine, but Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said the team was able to get some much-needed information during their meet-and-greet sessions with the players. They met with Robinson, Beal, Kidd-Gilchrist, North Carolina players Harrison Barnes, John Henson, Tyler Zeller and Kendall Marshall, Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb from Connecticut, Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger, Washington guard Terence Ross, Duke guard Austin Rivers, Mississippi State forward Arnett Moultrie, Illinois center Meyers Leonard and Vanderbilt guard John Jenkins, among others. Washington Post

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