Prospect Spotlight: Jarrett Hensley (2019)

High School

Posted On: 12/18/17 5:42 PM

One of the better young forwards, Shawnee Mission North 6’7 2019 Jarrett Hensley is off to a strong start to his junior season despite a slow start by the Indians who are 1-3.

A long, rangy 6’7 player who is bouncy and is capable of throwing down spectacular dunks or blocking shots at the defensive end. He is capable of putting the ball on the floor and getting to the basket and can also shoot from the outside, all the way to the 3-point line.

He spent the summer competing for the ONW Spurs and says the experience helped him grow as an all-around player.

“I’m working on everything but I’m focusing on ball handling and strength,” Hensley said. “I have to have those to make to the next level.”

Shawnee Mission North is fielding a team that is new to the varsity and without 6’1 2019 point guard Amari Williams and have started slow, but Hensley says he sees positive signs with the Indians.

“We’re 1-3, starting off slow but we’re working hard everyday and improving and I like that we have a lot of hard workers,” he said.

A fan of some of the NBAs premier scorers, Jayson Tatum, Devin Booker and Kevin Durant, Hensley says he watches those players footwork and how they set up their moves, and says his dad has had the biggest impact on his basketball career to date.

“My biggest basketball influence is my dad because he pushes me everyday and  doesn’t let me settle for average, my head coach (Steve Stitzer) is also the same way,” Hensley said.