High school seniors are only allowed to sign one National Letter of Intent with the university of their choice. However, Xavier Henry, thanks to John Calipari’s departure for the University of Kentucky, has already been signed, sealed, and delivered to both the University of Memphis and Kansas University, in that order.
There are indications this afternoon that there stands a very real chance Xavier could officially pick a school tonight for the third time.
In an interview with 610 Sports, Carl Henry confirmed that his two sons, Xavier and CJ, are reconsidering their commitment to play for Bill Self and Kansas. Jason King of Yahoo Sports and the Kansas City Star are both reporting that the Henry’s will meet as a family tonight to determine their future.
Much of the family’s indecision has stemmed from an article penned in the Kansas City Star that Carl believed portrayed the family in a negative light. The parents pushed for KU and while the boys liked the idea of playing for John Calipari, they chose to play in Lawrence to keep the family together. Those concerns seem to be not nearly as pressing to the family in light of recent events.
While Calipari himself has not been involved in the reignited interest in playing for the Big Blue, John Wall and Daniel Orton have, according to the Courier-Journal:
Carl Henry said that he’s wavering in his commitment to Kansas in part because he’s friends with UK signees John Wall and Daniel Orton, who have continued to campaign for him to join the Wildcats’ top-ranked recruiting class.
Calipari has not talked to Xavier, Carl Henry said.
Carl Henry said that Xavier told him “a couple weeks ago” that he was interested in UK. Carl Henry said he made a call to Calipari at that time.
“When my son told me that, I reached out one time,” Carl Henry said. “I called Coach Cal to see if he had a scholarship.”
UK has 12 scholarship players for the 2009-10 season. The NCAA allows 13 scholarships for men’s basketball.
We should know more later tonight, especially after Bill Self and Danny Manning make their reported trip to meet with the Henry’s.