UVa Recruiting Notes: New BBall Offer Out

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Henderson earns offer…

Josh Henderson

The University of Virginia has extended an offer to 6-11, 220-pound Cave Spring (Roanoke, VA) center Josh Henderson . Henderson, a senior who helped the Knights capture a Division 3 state championship last season, is currently on an official visit at Vanderbilt but plans to make an official to UVa next weekend.

Barring a commitment to Vanderbilt, Henderson is expected to visit Charlottesville along with 6-9 Elsinore (Wildomar, CA) forward Joe Harris . The latter has already committed to Coach Bennett’s 2010 class.

Davidson, where Henderson has scheduled an official visit for the weekend of Sept. 19, and Maryland and Wake Forest round out Henderson’s top five schools. All have offered.

“If he feels really strong about one after those three visits, I think he could make a decision then,” said East Coast Fusion AAU coach Cade Lemcke, who coached Henderson over the summer. “If one of those first three don’t feel right, I could see him going to Maryland or Wake Forest.”

College coaches have been impressed with the versatility and upside Henderson would bring to the center position.

< ?php include(getenv("DOCUMENT_ROOT") . "/sabreincludes/adTags/boxArticles.html"); ?>“Josh is very skilled,” Lemcke said. “For a 6-11 kid, I’ve never seen a kid with this much skill in a long time. He has the ability to pass and shoot. His skills are evident when he catches on the block. He runs the floor extremely well. He’s an unselfish kid. I think the thing he still needs work on is his strength. This summer it was evident that he needed to improve his strength. When he played against guys his size and stronger or a little shorter and stronger, they were able to make him have to play a high post game, which is very good but he needs to have that strength. He has huge, huge upside, though.”

The state of Virginia standout senior enjoyed a breakout high school season last