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2009 recruit Xavier Henry picks Memphis over Kansas

Originally Published: November 18, 2008
By Christopher Lawlor | ESPN.com

Xavier Henry maintained his college decision would involve family ties.

His final two schools -- Kansas and Memphis -- appealed to his emotions. Both parents played basketball at Kansas while his brother, C.J., currently plays at Memphis. His father, Carl, played for Memphis coach John Calipari, who was then an assistant under Larry Brown at Kansas.

In the end, the opportunity to play with his brother was irresistible.

Xavier Henry, the top-ranked player in the ESPNU ...

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