There is no doubt the North Carolina Tar Heels have an elite power forward in John Henson. The question is whether or not he will still be considered elite at the next level.
While his weight is a glaring obstacle, Henson's length and pure talent had NBA scouts drooling over him since high school. It's feast or famine when it comes to the NBA's motto, “You can't teach size”—Greg Oden, anyone? His 6'10” height and 7'4” wingspan is like dangling a raw slab of meat in front of a pack of hungry wolves.
Not only is his length enticing, but John Henson shows a great deal smoothness for a guy his size. He has a great touch on his shot, rolls to the basket very well and is outstanding getting up for alley-oops and bringing them down with authority. He also dribbles well and is a surprisingly good passer—skills that many bigs do not possess.
As talented as Henson is, he is not without flaws and must make improvements on his game before he can be an elite NBA power forward.