Xavier Henry Having Second Thoughts?

>> Sunday, May 31, 2009

The bizarre recruitment of Xavier Henry appears to be taking another crazy turn. Following Calipari's exit from Memphis, Xavier and his brother were being courted heavily by Kentucky and Kansas, but in the end they chose the Jayhawks.

However, there are rumblings that the Henry camp is very, very unhappy with some "promises" made by Bill Self and the KU staff.

Another kicker involving this situation is the draft status of Jodie Meeks. Jodie has every intention of remaining in the NBA draft if he finds a suitor in the late first or early second round. It was widely believed that Xavier wanted to attend the University of Kentucky and play for Coach Cal, but his family's influence swayed him towards Lawrence, Kansas.

Considering that Xavier had already signed a LOI to play at Memphis and was released, he wasn't able to sign a LOI with the Jayhawks, leaving open the opportunity for Xavier to change his mind anyday.

Stay tuned...The Henry's are a never ending recruitment!


Who is Josh Smith??

A true defensive presence is a luxury most teams in the country constantly covet. Josh Smith, a 6'10", 270 pound true center, has the ability to provide just that to the suitor of his choice. Excellent feet and quick leaping ability for a mammoth of a young man, Smith will provide near instantaneous results on the defensive end of the floor.

Smith is blessed with terrific court vision and passing ability for a man his size and has steadily been improving his offensive skill set. He possesses the talent to be a one and done type big man (as long as weight doesn't become an issue) and has a feel for the game that all big men wish they possessed.

Smith has a list as long as his 6'10" frame but has several potential suitors(Louisville, Duke and the West Coast Powers). His list includes all of the blue-blood programs throughout the country and he has offers from the majority of the top 25 programs.

Smith is still considered to be a wide open with his recruitment, but whomever lands this monstrous post player will be ready for an immediate impact.


Down Goes Nadal!

Rafael Nadal has been beyond dominant in his career at the French Open. He had posted an unbeaten streak of 31 matches and losing only seven sets during the run. However, that all came to a screeching halt against Robin Soldering.

Soldering derailed Nadal 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the fourth round Sunday at Roland Garros and even had a few choice words for the Spainard following the match...

"He can't feel good right now," said Soderling, who called Nadal "the greatest clay-court player of all time."

Soderling, the trash talking Swede, is seeded 23rd at the Open this year and appears to have opened the door for Roger Federer after defeating Federer's nemesis, Nadal.