UNC Men's Basketball Bio
31 John Henson
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Scored in double figures 34 times, grabbed 10 or more rebounds 26 times and posted 19 double-doubles • Has blocked 178 shots in 73 games (2.4 per game) • Is fourth in UNC history • Has more career blocks than any other sophomore in UNC history (previous was Rasheed Wallace with 156) • Is seventh in ACC history for career blocks by a sophomore.

Averaged 11.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game - third Tar Heel to average a double-double in the last 13 seasons and the 16th to ever accomplish that • Named the top defensive player in the country by Fox Sports.com and Yahoo! Sports • Won ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors, the first Tar Heel to win that award • USBWA all-district selection • Led the ACC in blocks (3.2) and was second in rebounding (10.1) • Was seventh in the nation in blocks • Led the Tar Heels in rebounding and blocks and was third in scoring at 11.7 ppg • Scored in double figures 26 times, including 15 of 19 ACC games • Shot 50.6 percent from the floor in ACC games, fourth-best in the league • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds 21 times with a career-high 18 against Duke in the ACC final • Tied the second-most double-figure rebound games in a season by a Tar Heel (Billy Cunningham had 22 in 1964 and 21 in 1963 and Antawn Jamison had 21 in 1998) • Pulled down 15 or more rebounds five times • Posted 18 double-doubles, including nine straight through the regional semifinal, the longest streak by a Tar Heel since Cunningham had 10 in a row in 1965 • Was 11th nationally in double-doubles • Made 31 of 47 free throws (.660) over his last 11 games • That included a stretch of 29 for 39 (.744) over eight games • Had made 20 of 60 free throws (.333) in the first 16 games • Second-team All-ACC Tournament selection (was 15 of 36 from the floor, 8 of 13 from the line and averaged 12.7 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks) • Averaged 14.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.8 blocks in the four NCAA Tournament games • Made 23 of 48 shots from the floor (.479) and 10 of 18 free throws (.556).

Pulled down 374 rebounds, the fifth most in a season by a Tar Heel • Averaged 12.2 rebounds over the last 18 games • Had 10 or more rebounds in 15 consecutive games through the regional semifinal • Became the first Tar Heel to have 15 straight 10-rebound games since Cunningham had 40 in a row in 1962-64.

Blocked 118 shots, the second most by a Tar Heel in a season (record is 120 by Brendan Haywood in 2001) • Blocked five or more in 11 games • Swatted a career-high seven against Lipscomb, NC State (home) and Maryland • Tied UNC's NCAA Tournament record with six against LIU • Joined Haywood (in 2001) as the only Tar Heels to lead the ACC in blocks in a season.

2011 NCAA Tournament Game Highlights: Early foul trouble against Kentucky in the regional final limited him to four points, nine boards and no blocks • Fouled out late in the game - was the only time this season he had more than three fouls • Picked up his third foul with 6:39 to play in the first half and his fourth with 16:03 to play in the game • Had only four field goal attempts, fewest since the fourth game of the season, and did not have a block for the first time since the first ACC game on Jan. 8th • Posted his ninth consecutive double-double and 15th straight double-figure rebounding game with 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks against Marquette • Scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half as UNC built a 40-15 lead • Stole the ball on an inbounds pass with 5.4 seconds to play and UNC holding an 84-83 lead in the NCAA Tournament win over Washington • Dexter Strickland followed the steal with two free throws for the final winning margin • Scored a career-high 28 points and had 11 rebounds and five blocked shots in NCAA second round win over LIU • Became the first Tar Heel to score at least 25 points, grab at least 10 rebounds and block at least five shots in an NCAA Tournament game • The 28 points are the most by a Tar Heel in his NCAA Tournament debut since Lennie Rosenbluth had 29 against Yale in 1957 • Posted a career-high 20 points in the first half when he made 7 of 12 shots and went 6 for 6 from the line • Made a career-high 10 field goals and career-high 8 for 10 free throws • Was his seventh consecutive double-double and 13th straight 10-rebound game • Became third Tar Heel to block six shots in an NCAA Tournamentgame (Warren Martin vs. Middle Tennessee State in 1985 and Rasheed Wallace vs. Georgetown in 1995).

2011 ACC Tournament: Shot just 4 for 15 from the floor but had a career-high 18 rebounds against Duke in ACC final • Scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half and had 11 rebounds against Clemson in the ACC semifinals.

Regular Season Game Highlights: Tied his career scoring high with 19 points in win at Florida State • Made 7 of 11 shots from the floor, had 12 rebounds and was UNC's defensive player of the game for the second straight contest • Matched his career high with seven blocks and grabbed 15 boards for the second game in a row in the win over Maryland - had five blocks and 12 rebounds in the first half as Carolina built a 12-point lead • Grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked six shots in the win at NC State • Defended guard Reggie Jackson at the top of the key on the final play of UNC's 48-46 win over Boston College • Had 14 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks (all in the first half) against Wake Forest, his fourth double-double in a row • Had 14 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in the 64-62 win at Clemson • Hit his first three-pointer of the season against the Tigers • Had 10 points and six rebounds in the first half at Duke as UNC built a 43-29 lead and finished with 14 points and 12 boards • Had 16 points and 10 rebounds and was UNC's top defender in the win over Florida State.

Played one his finest games as a Tar Heel in the home win over NC State as he had 16 points (6 of 10 from the floor, 4 of 8 FTs), 16 rebounds, a career-high tying seven blocks and a season-high three assists and was UNC's defensive player of the game • It was the first time this year he won top defensive honors as he helped limit NC State to 23.3 percent shooting in the opening half and 36.4 for the game • Had 14 points, eight rebounds and five blocks in home win over Clemson • Had key offensive rebound and basket with 2:06 to play to give UNC a 70-65 lead • Scored 17 points in the win over Virginia Tech, including 12 of UNC's first 23 points in the second half as the Tar Heels rallied from seven down at the break to a 47-all tie • Matched his career high with eight field goals and added eight rebounds and four blocks against the Hokies • Gave Carolina its first lead of the second half in the win at Virginia on a left-handed drive to the basket with 3:15 to play .

Was unable to play in the second half of the William and Mary game on Dec. 21 after he collided with a Tribe player and aggravated his sprained right thumb • Blocked six shots and added 13 points and two steals against Saint Francis • Was sensational in the win over Kentucky, scoring 13 points with a game-high 12 rebounds and three blocked shots • Had 16 points at Illinois • That followed a career-high 19 points, including 10 in the second half, in the win over College of Charleston • Made 8 of 11 from the floor and 3 of 4 from the line and had just one turnover in 29 minutes against the Cougars • Scored eight of Carolina's 19 points in a second-half stretch in which UNC went from five point down to leading by eight.

Second on the Tar Heels and fourth in the ACC in blocked shots with 60 • Was 43 for 86 (.500) from the floor with 80 rebounds and 28 blocks in ACC play • Scored 151 points in the last 16 games (9.4 per) • Pulled down 45 offensive rebounds in the last 15 contests • Made 54 for 105 from the floor (.514) in the last 13 games after Davis went out • Blocked 35 shots in the last 15 games • Made 17 for 46 (.370) from the free throw line after joining the starting lineup. Averaged 9.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks and made 21 of 42 shots from the floor (.500) in the NIT • Had three steals and a dozen rebounds against Rhode Island, his fifth double-digit rebounding effort in 12 games • Shared scoring honors with 14 points in the win at UAB, including back-to-back baskets to break a 47-47 tie • Scored a season-high seven field goals • Scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half at Mississippi State, leading the Tar Heels from an early 12-point deficit to a 36-33 halftime lead • Made a season-high six field goals and added eight rebounds, three assists, four blocks and two steals in the win in Starkville • His block with 14 seconds to play helped preserve a 74-72 lead • Led UNC with 10 boards and added nine points against William and Mary • Also grabbed a season-high six offensive rebounds. Led Carolina with 14 points, eight boards and two assists in loss at Duke • Blocked four shots and grabbed a dozen rebounds against Miami, the second straight game he had 12 rebounds • Posted season-bests with 12 rebounds and five blocks and added nine points in the win at Wake Forest • Scored 12 points against FSU, his third straight game in double figures • Had 11 points and seven rebounds and was UNC's defensive player of the game at Boston College, but also had four turnovers and was 1 for 4 from the line • Registered his first double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds and added four blocks in the loss at Georgia Tech • Made his first start as a Tar Heel and played a season-high 26 minutes in the home win over NC State • Started at power forward and responded with nine points, eight rebounds, three blocks and three steals against the Wolfpack. Earned Carolina's defensive player of the game award in consecutive games at Maryland and vs. Duke • Scored a season-high 14 points on 5 of 6 shooting from the floor at Virginia Tech. Played one of his most active early-season games against Albany as he finished with eight points, three rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals in a season-high 19 minutes • Scored in double figures for the first time with 11 points and grabbed a season-best nine rebounds in the win over Presbyterian • Made two three-pointers against the Blue Hose, his only game making multiple threes • Blocked four shots in win over Michigan State.

Played for Coach Renaldo Garcia at Sickles High School in Tampa, Fla. • Previously attended Round Rock High School in Texas for three years • Played in the McDonald's and Jordan All-American games and the Nike Hoop Summit • Also earned first-team All-America honors from Parade magazine • Averaged 17.6 points, 12.2 rebounds and 6.1 blocks per game at Sickles • Scored a season-high 29 points against Tampa Bay Tech • Blocked 10 or more shots five times as a senior with a high of 11 on four occasions • First-team all-state selection and Tampa Bay Coaches Association Player of the Year.

Born John Allen Henson on Dec. 28, 1990, in Greensboro, N.C. • Son of Matt and Annette Henson • His father played basketball at Norfolk State • His sister plays basketball at Duke.
Position: Forward
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Sickles
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