John Henson loves to smile. Sometimes, he just cant help it.
Following a poorly played win at Virginia last season, Henson sat at his locker answering questions about the Tar Heels performance that afternoon. As the questions got more critical, a smile emerged on Hensons face.
I dont know what to tell you, he said. We just didnt play well but we got the win, though.
Henson is 6-foot-10, thin, has a wingspan of someone 7-4, can leap through the top of an arena, has an amazing defensive knack for swatting opponents shots anywhere hed like, and is a positive influence inside the locker room.
The Tampa native is also a big kid. He loves to joke around, and if you ever talk to him up close, disregard the long legs and arms and the massive hands, he looks like a kid in his face.
Yeah, I can see that, said teammate Dexter Strickland, a junior like Henson. He certainly acts like one a lot.
But theres something within Henson that transforms him once he steps onto the basketball court...