Though his team is struggling at times in its new C-USA home (14-9 overall, 5-5 league), Henry is fitting right in. He is third in the league assists (6.05 per game) and fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio, (1.99). He has even cracked the top 25 in scoring, 23rd at 12.2 points per game.
But steals remain his calling card. He has 53, or 2.41 per game, trailing only Kenneth "Speedy" Smith of Louisiana Tech.
Goard has been telling his MU teammates to beware, especially the big guys. Bringing the ball down to waist level will become a perilous move on the block.
"He feels like if he can get a steal, he's going to take a chance," said Goard, who has played his share of center this season. "I'm going to let my post players know when he's on your side he's going to double-down hard, and he's going to lose track of his man. It can help him or hurt him. We'll see."
Henry's good size, long arms and increased strength are well noted in the MU camp. It's not every day you face a 6-3 point guard, and Henry will have at least 2 inches on the Herd's Kareem Canty.
"With us, that's a concern. He's much bigger than some of our guards," said MU coach Tom Herrion. "They'll post him. And he's shooting the ball well enough you've got to respect his perimeter game."
Henry's offensive production has grown steadily. As a freshman, he scored 7.2 points per game and shot only 54.8 percent from the foul line. As a sophomore, he averaged 10.2 points and got his free throws to 70.6 percent, but he was just 11 of 56 from 3-point range - under 20 percent.
The shots are starting to fall this season, as he is 19 of 61 (31.1 percent) from behind the arc. His overall shooting percentage is still a bit chilly at just above 40 percent, but Major sees great improvement.
"A lot of people looked at him as a defense-first point guard or maybe a pass-first point guard, but didn't have an overly impactful offensive game," Major said. "But he has improved his ability to shoot the ball, to attack the rim and finish. He's always had a pretty good in-between game, a midrange game. The first shot I ever saw him make as a 15-foot pull-up.
"He's improved shooting the ball from 3-point range. Him getting 12 points a game for us, that's a big part of our offense."
The coach sees a successful post-basketball future, as well. He said Henry is an American studies major who has two dogs in his apartment and has a great love of animals.
"You see him working with kids at summer camp, he's got a nice touch with, really, people of all ages," Major said. "He's talked about wanting to work with animals in his future, but hey, I could see him someday working with kids, too."
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