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C. J. Henry
College Kansas
Conference Big 12
Sport Basketball
Position Point guard
Jersey # 13
Class Sophomore
Career 2008–present
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Nationality American
Born May 31, 1986 (1986-05-31) (age 23)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
High school Putnam City High School,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Carl Joshua Henry, Jr. (born May 31, 1986 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a college basketball player for the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.


Early life

Henry is the son of Carl Henry, Sr., a former professional basketball player. His younger brother is Xavier Henry.

Henry attended Putnam City High School (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), where he starred at basketball and baseball. Henry was named to the 2005 USA Today All-USA high school baseball team and became a top prospect. He was also heavily recruited as a point guard and committed to play for the Kansas Jayhawks team on May 19, 2005, choosing the Jayhawks over North Carolina and Texas.[1]


Henry was drafted by the New York Yankees in the first round (17th overall) of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft and signed, receiving a $1.6 million bonus.

He played for the Gulf Coast Yankees and Charleston RiverDogs, before being traded by the Yankees to the Philadelphia Phillies in the deal that sent Bobby Abreu and Cory Lidle to the Yankees.

Henry played for the Lakewood BlueClaws of the Phillies' organization, but was released following the 2007 season. The Yankees resigned Henry, assigning him to the Class-A Advanced Tampa Yankees for the 2008 season. In 272 minor-league games, Henry hit .222 and made 57 errors. Following his continuing baseball struggles, Henry quit baseball and returned to basketball.


Henry was a walk-on for the Memphis Tigers in the Fall of 2008,[2] as the Yankees are responsible for his college tuition.[3] He redshirted for the 2008-09 season.

Henry's brother, Xavier, was a top recruit by John Calipari to attend Memphis beginning in the 2009-10 year. However, when Calipari left to accept the coaching job for the Kentucky Wildcats, the Henry brothers decided to commit to the Kansas Jayhawks, with Xavier released from his letter of intent with Memphis,[4] and C. J. transferring.

C. J. will be a redshirt freshman at Kansas in the 2009-10 year, and he will be eligible to play for the 2009-10 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.[5]

Name Hometown High School Height Weight Commit date
C. J. Henry
Oklahoma City, OK Putnam City HS 6′3″ 200 Transfer 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:3 stars.svg   ESPN grade: N/A


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