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Published: Tuesday, March 2 2010 12:11 a.m. MST

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John

Henderson's defense is keeping the other team in the game too. Keep up the good work.

Impressive

38% from 3 is really impressive. So impressive that five guys on the Utah State team shoot better than that and their whole team shoots four and a half percent better. BYU has six guys who shoot better than 37.9% and as a team shoot three and a half percent better.

Lunch

was handed to him during the Wyoming game. The poor kid couldn't do jack squat during that game. He's over rated in my book!!!

Shooting Percentages

I think Henderson should be reigned in. Poor shot selection leads to a shooting percentage under 40%. I can't believe that my Utes are putting their hopes each game on a guy that shoots such a low percentage.

astroboy

he really has been the bright spot in what has been one of the more disappointing seasons in recent memory. I just hope he can continue to improve, because Carlon Brown was also a guy who's future looked bright, but has hit a wall developmentally.

danburtreynolds

Henderson is a heck of a player, and I love that he gets under the skin of so many people. Granted, if he weren't on my team, I'm sure I wouldn't care for him, but he is on my team, so I love it.

HIs shooting will improve, and his shot selection has already improved over the season, along with his defense.

I look forward to seeing the Utes chalk up a "W" tomorrow

As always a Boylen believer and proud of it.

Go Utes

Ricky

BYU by 15 tomorrow.

Ernest T. Bass

What is most impressive about Henderson is he's the bright spot on a team with a .500 record.

DRLL

The last thing we need is for Henderson to shoot the ball more. The Utes would be dramatically better if they improved their shot selection relative to the game situation. How many times do you see them take a very early 3 pointer, a shot you can get at almost any time in the shot clock, instead of making the defense work and taking a higher percentage look at the basket? You can play tough defense (which the Utes do a good deal of the time) but if you don't rebound, take care of the ball and take good shots (none of which the Utes do well) it doesn't matter how well you defend. You will give up too many offensive opportunities for the other team and lose a majority of your games

Re Impressive

Yet Utah State failed to obtain the most important stat, the one that really matters. Go back to crunching the percentage points and know that this year, even all those that shot better percents failed where it counts. I hope your percents are elevated when you play the teams you do year in, year out.

Henderson

First of all he is not 6'2....if anyone was to look at his shooting percentage they'd realize how bad he is. I could score 15ppg for the Utes if i was shooting 20 times a game. Im a utah fan but i just dont think he's that good. On the other hand, he's a lot better than Jace Tavita. I dont understand why Tavita even plays.

Re: Impressive

How many of those ballers you have stats of are True FRESHMEN. I think that is what the article was trying to say. Not that he isn't better than all the people you quoted stats from, but the simple fact he is a young true freshmen. I like Boylen and I think if we give him time all Ute fans will like him.

I certainly hope

that I'm there for the shot from the "U" and I hope he makes it. BUT I hope he doesn't do it if the game is on the line cause I don't think he could get out of the Huntsman center fast enough with Boylen coming after him!!! GO UTES!!

MAFU

You live by the three you die by the three. The little guy can shoot it, but as Norman Dale put it in Hoosiers, "there's more to the game than shooting." It pains me when our two best offensive players (Henderson & Brown) shoot us out of so many offensive possesions.

I appreciate the renewed emphasis on defense that Coach Boylen has instilled in the program, but our "NBA" offense is craptacular. It revolves around one on one play, the high ball screen (which takes Foster & Wash out of the paint/position), driving to the cup and kicking it open shooters, etc. In a nutshell this system works with Lebron and Kobe, but not Carlon Brown. The ball is one guys hands the majority of the time and there is no movement by the other players. WYO knew what play/set we were running all game long on Saturday.

I hope that we can show up tomorrow night and play with some passion and composure.

Go Utes!

BTW: Was it just me or did the 40th Anniversary video tribute to the Huntsman Center just completely gloss over a certain coach that enjoyed wearing sweaters?

Anonymous

It is too bad Henderson didn't end up on the same team as Tavernari (as long as the team they ended up on wasn't BYU or Utah). They would be kindred spirits, jacking up threes and losing their cool together.

Re: "Re impressive"

Oh you mean teams like Idaho, and BYU, and Seattle? Ha ha Utah state beat those teams. Well they didn't play Seattle but enough said about that. Utah beat Utah state way early in the year, Utah state is a totally different team AND Pooh Williams, the best defender in the WAC was out. According to Sagarin's rankings. Utah's schedule strength is 107. Utah state is 130. Hmmm don't see much difference. Enjoy losing to BYU this week.

RE: Impressive

I'm a ute fan and couldn't agree more. Horrible percentage. He puts up way too many poor shots. The utes offense is anemic at best. As a side note, please don't compare him to Jacobsen. Jacobsen was a great shooter and very clutch. He used to light up the Cougs.

by comparison

Shot selection will hopefully come with maturity. Hopefully.

Henderson is a very bright spot when compared to the absolute darkness of Tavita. Why that guy is on the court is beyond me. Can anyone can think of a worse starting PG in Utes history? A group of 30 year Utah fans couldn't...

Lots of dumb comments

Look at the Utes without him. Colorado State handled them. How many of those shooters from BYU of USU are the focal point of the opposing teams defense? Fredette. Thats is. Its much easier to shoot when your are the third of fourth option. Its like shooting in practice. No one to guard you. Henderson's percentage isn't very good, but you put him on a team with other options and it becomes alot easier. The problem isn't Henderson, the problem is the lack of help he has surrounding him.

Paper, or plastic?

How about everyone stop baggin' on this kid! Sheesh, grow up already!

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