Originally written on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 11/10/11

CHAPEL HILL, NC - JANUARY 16: The defense of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets stops John Henson #31 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at the Dean Smith Center on January 16, 2010 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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...
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