John Henson Celebrity Life
John Henson is a basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays from the position of power forward/center for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina Henson first went to the Round Rock High School, Texas and later transferred to Sickles High School, Florida in his senior year. Here, he averaged 17.6 points, 12.2 rebounds and 6.1 blocks a game.
Henson went on to record a season-high 29 points in a game against Tampa Bay Tech. Moreover, five times he was able to block some 10 shots with a high of 11. He managed to do the same as a senior some four times. This was also the time when he was bestowed with the First- Team Parade All- American honors.
At the Florida High School Boys Basketball State Championships Henson was able to clinch a 24-5 record and also achieve a stunning 10-0 league record. Later on, unfortunately, the Lakeland Senior High School Team defeated them 48-43 in the semi-finals. However, for his powerful performance, Henson was rated as the number one power forward and the number 4 overall player of the 2009 recruiting class by Scout.com. He was also named the Tampa Bay Coaches Association Player of the Year.
For the 2009-10 season, Henson started off with Tar Heels at small forward and later changed to power forward. He kept refining his game and was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2011, 2012) twice as a sophomore and as a junior. As a sophomore during the 2010-11 season he averaged 11.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks a game. As a junior for the 2011-12 season, he averaged 13.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.9 blocks each game. On the 29th of March 2012, Henson declared himself for the NBA draft.
In June 2012 Henson was picked up the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2012 NBA draft. In an April 2013 game against the Orlando Magic, he scored the season-high 17 points, 25 rebounds, and 7 blocks. The game was eventually lost to Magic 113-103. Only a week after that Henson again registered a career-high 28 points to win 95-89 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Overall, in the 2013-14 season, he averaged 11.1 points and 7.1 rebounds a game.
In the 2014-15 season, Henson played 67 games and averaged 7.0 points and 4.7 rebounds a game. He came in fifth in the league for blocks each game with 2.01. He also one of the only seven players in Bucks’ history to have an average of over 2.0 blocks in one season. In a November 2015 game, Henson registered a season-high 22 points in a 99-92 win against the New York Knicks.
In a November 2016 game, he again scored a season-high 20 points to register a 104-96 win against the Orlando Magic. Again, in February 2018 he had a season-high of 19 points and 18 rebounds to achieve a 104-96 win against the Brooklyn Nets. Unfortunately, in November 2018 he injured his left wrist which had to be operated on. This caused him to be absent from the court for a total of 12 weeks.
In December 2018 Henson was traded over to the Cleveland Cavaliers where he is currently playing.
Over the years Henson has received numerous awards and accolades. In 2009 he was named the McDonald’s All- American. The same year he was named to the First- team Parade All- American. In 2011 he became part of the Second- Team All- ACC and a year later in 2012 he was part of the First- Team All- ACC.
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