April 12, 2009

Henry's waiting for the right time

Hampton, VA- Carl Henry is here in Hampton coaching the Athletes First AAU program. The team lacks the star power that it had last year with Xavier Henry, Daniel Orton and Kyle Hardrick on it.

The time on the sideline is also time away from the barrage of phone calls regarding the future destination of his sons C.J. and Xavier.

The question continues to be asked: Where will his talented sons be going to college in the fall?

"What people don't understand is that all three of us haven't been able to be together to sit around and even discuss the situation," Mr. Henry said. "Xavier is Portland (for the Nike Hoop Summit). C.J. is doing his thing. I'm here. Next week, Xavier has someone on his schedule. I'll be coaching (Athletes First) in Conway, Arkansas. C.J. is tied up with his schedule. Finding time to get us all together has been tough."

What won't be tough is evaluating the different schools based on visits to Kansas, Memphis and Kentucky. Henry said he and his sons have seen each of the programs up close and personal already and may not need to make any return trips to any of the schools.

Since they may have the information they already need there is a chance no official visits will have to take place.

"What else could we be looking for? I think it's just a matter of getting together and talking about everything as a family," Mr. Henry said. "Just finding the time to do is the hard part."

Xavier Henry scored 22 points to lead the United States in a 97-88 loss to the World team in the Nike Hoop Summit on Saturday night in Portland, Oregon.

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