Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wisconsin Offers Mycheal Henry and Marshall Plumlee

This past weekend, Bo Ryan offered 6'5" forward Mycheal Henry of the 2011 class a scholarship and, at some point in time that seemingly wasn't very publicized, they offered 6'11" center Marshall Plumlee, also of the 2011 class. This makes them the 7th and 8th offers of this recruiting class and the 3rd forward and first center offered respectively.

Mycheal Henry is a 6'5" combo forward from Chicago, IL (Orr HS) who has greatly expanded his game in the past season. As a sophomore, Henry was mostly an inconsistent inside player with loads of potential. But over the summer and throughout this season, he has vastly improved his game, becoming a great shooting threat from the perimeter and continuously improving his driving skills and ball-handling ability. He is very athletic and uses that to his advantage underneath, playing like a young Alando Tucker in almost enjoying the contact near the rim. He finished the season averaging 24.1 points (14 games), 9.2 rebounds (9 games), and 4.7 blocks (3 games) per game. He currently has offers from Illinois State, Fairfield, Nevada, Saint Louis, and Baylor, and garnering interest from Georgetown, among other majors.

Marshall Plumlee is a 6'11" center out of Arden Christ School in North Carolina. Marshall is the younger brother to Miles and Mason of Duke fame, but not build quite like them. He's not as athletic as them, so he is more of a finesse center than a high-flying power forward. The best Badger comparison would be Brian Butch without the three-point range yet. He has great footwork, post moves, and a consistent mid-range jumper. Currently he stands at 200 pounds and doesn't have great foot speed laterally, so I can't see him projecting to be very versatile position wise. He is also a great passer and smart defensively. He has offers from Michigan, Virginia, Purdue, Indiana, Florida, Minnesota, and garnering interest from North Carolina and Duke (some places claim he has an offer, others don't). Apparently we are the odds on favorite if Duke doesn't give him a hard offer to join his brothers.

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