The 2021 NBA Draft is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 29th in Brooklyn. With that fast approaching, the hype surrounding the incoming rookie class continues to soar. Draft night always marks an evening of newfound hope for the future. Franchise goals can range from rounding out a contending roster to drafting a cornerstone player for the future. Among the many intriguing prospects in this year’s NBA Draft is wing Aaron Henry out of Michigan State.
The following is a complete Aaron Henry NBA Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Aaron Henry NBA Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Weight: 210 lbs.
Team: Michigan State Spartans
Aaron Henry 2020-21 Stats
- Games Played: 28
- Points: 15.4
- Rebounds: 5.6
- Assists: 3.6
- Field Goal Percentage: 44.9%
- 3-Point Field Goal Percentage: 29.6%
- Free Throw Percentage: 76.2%
- Steals: 1.3
- Blocks: 1.3
- Turnovers: 2.9
Aaron Henry Highlights
Aaron Henry Draft Profile
While his offensive game is still a bit raw, Aaron Henry did display solid ball-handling abilities in college. He has the handles to get past closeout defenders. Once inside the key, a variety of floaters and pull-ups make Henry a creative mid-range scorer. As a defender, he makes the most of his long, sturdy frame. He is versatile on the ball with the strength to switch onto bigs when needed. His fundamentals translate well off the ball as well.
While some analysts project Henry as a “3 and D” player at the NBA level, his shooting certainly needs improvement. In fact, he showed little to no consistency from beyond the arc whatsoever in college. Three-point shooting figures to be paramount to Henry finding success offensively at the next level. In addition, his tendency to overdribble and make poor reads as a passer can lead to turnovers.
Aaron Henry Draft Projection
All 2021 NBA Draft projections are taken from the latest Bleacher Report mock draft by Jonathan Wasserman.
Aaron Henry is currently projected to be drafted by the Utah Jazz at No. 30 overall.