Mr. Basketball Contenders: Aaron Henry

High School

Posted On: 11/28/17 1:51 PM

The high school season got underway this week and we are excited about the games but just as excited about the players. One of the biggest things to watch every season is the Mr. Basketball award. Today, we wanted to start our preview series for the contenders for that award.  We begin with a look at Ben Davis’ Aaron Henry.

Bio: Aaron Henry
Height: 6’6
Position: SF
High School: Ben Davis
AAU: Team Harris 2018
College: Michigan State

While some guys become stars from the time they step on the court as freshman, some develop into them through their work ethic and energy level. None more takes this in than Aaron Henry. The Ben Davis standout wasn’t the top guys as a freshman but he’s now firmly in the conversation as Mr. Basketball coming off a year where he led his team to a 4A State Championship. From this time a year ago, Henry has been improving at a rapid pace and is now set to head to Michigan State a year from now.

He’s a guy that has been as efficient a scorer as any in the state. His jump shot has been a big part of his game but he’s developed more as a creator in the last year leading to him having a boost in his offense.  He contributes in so many areas, especially in his rebounding ability. He’s become more athletic in the last year allowing him to just do more of the things that make him special. He’s now on a team that will rely on him even more for scoring and if things go the way they have been, he will step into that role flawlessly.

Being a player form the Indianapolis area is huge and will put him firmly on the radar and maybe in the best spot outside of Romeo Langford. Ben Davis should still be very good and already having a State Title under his belt will go a long way with voters. As it usually does, a long postseason run will go a long way and Ben Davis should be set up to take advantage of a weaker Indianapolis area. Given all the things going his way already, Henry has to be a real contender for Mr. Basketball.