Embed from Getty Images At 6 foot 6 Aaron Henry started 22 games as a freshman, for the Spartans averaging 6.1 points and 3.8 rebounds, and was a solid defender for the Spartans who won the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles and reached the Final Four.
“Henry is potential is soaring machine , he should flourish next to Cassius Winston and a healthy Joshua Langford next season. Aaron showed plenty during the NCAA tournament, scoring 20 in the win over LSU in the Sweet 16. His defense should continue to improve, his ceiling will be shattered by his ability to make shots, get to the rim and elevate above the defense in the open floor.
Arron Henry averaged 10.4 points and 5.2 rebounds during the NCAA Tournament while shooting 58 percent from the floor — all better than his season averages. gives the Spartans a talented core that is returning next season a core that includes the aforementioned starters Winston and Langford, as well as forwards Xavier Tillman and Kyle Ahrens, who also cracked the starting lineup at times.
The Michigan State basketball team should enter next season as both Big Ten favorites and NCAA favorites. They are deep and athletic. Yet it was Henry who ran into a very upset Tom Izzo in the Big Ten tournament. Izzo walked out on the court screaming at Henry.
After a few defensive lapses which lead to the tongue-lashing from the Spartans head coach, Aaron Henry recovered, he did some things that you can not do as a starter on a top-5 team at the end of your freshman year. And they were effort-related. He picked up his effort.
Aaron Henry can be a very good player on a very good team. That schould scare the rest of the Big Ten conference.