The Windy City has always been known as a hotbed for hoops talent, and Christian Henry (5’9/PG/Chicago/2021) has a chance to be another star in a long line of talented players to come out of Chi-Town. We first saw him earlier this year at the George Hill Invitational Tournament in Indianapolis as he was running the point for Mean Streets What we saw in Henry was a dynamic PG who is crafty, with a tight handle. He defends well and can hit the 3-ball if left open. Henry also does a good job of creating space for his own shot as well as creating scoring opportunities for his teammates with his ability to drive and dish.
When Henry participated in the fall session of the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase, he was ranked as the #1 player on his team, which punched his ticket to the Top 20 All-Star game. Henry’s evaluation from his coach indicated that Henry was a “superior scorer with high energy and good court vision.” In addition, his camp coach selected Henry as the “Top Prospect” on a loaded team.
This fall, Henry has consistently performed at a high level, with top 20 all-star game selections at both the NEO Elite Showcase and Middle School Hoops TV Camp. Henry is not only a stud on the hardwood, he’s also getting it done in the classroom, as evidenced by his impressive 3.4 GPA at Vanderpoel Elementary Magnet School. When he’s not hooping, Henry enjoys playing football, video games and relaxing with friends and family. In terms of his long-term goals, Henry would love to attend Duke University, followed by a NBA career and/or a career in sports management. We plan to continue tracking Henry’s progress over the upcoming year.