Kenny Boynton (PG/SG, 6′2″, 2009), being heavily pursued by Duke and Georgia Tech, will have to be ready to play on bigger stages than ever before, more often than ever before, if he decides to come to the ACC, with a rabid fanbase and almost all games televised.
Boynton seems to be the type of player who would thrive in this environment, as evidenced in this story from the Miami Herald:
“I look forward to the big show,” said Boynton, who averaged a state-best 34.5 points as a Parade All-American a year ago. “I always want to put on a bigger performance so I could give fans their money’s worth and they could come back to watch me.”
John Henson and his sister
Meanwhile, UNC commit John Henson (SF, 6′10″, 2009) has relocated to the same state as Boynton, and ESPN has an article about Henson and his sister, Amber, who is also a solid basketball player, thinks that some of the attention she gets is because of her brother:
Amber says she doesn’t mind playing in her brother’s shadow. She thinks name recognition helped her.
“Now he’s doing his own thing and I am doing my own thing,” Amber said. “I kind of like it because his name’s out there and people [say] ‘That’s his sister; she must be good, too.’ Then I kind of get my shine.”
Maryland in in with 2009 big man
Oh, and Maryland is in the final two for big man Jordan Williams (PF, 6′10″, 2009), in competition with St. John’s.