I had the opportunity to conduct an interview with a combo guard from the class of 2015, Ka’Rell Henry. (Henry: Mount Saint Michael Academy and AAU:New York Dream Nation 15U – 2015) Henry is a 6’2″ and 185 pound combo guard out of Bronx, New York. He is one of the best combo guards in the class of 2015. Henry was just ranked the 21st best player in the class of 2015. I created a list of 11 questions that I believe our audience would find interesting about the life of a young basketball recruit. These are the questions that I asked Henry, followed with his answers.
Interview with CG Class of 2015 Ka’Rell Henry
Question: Which schools have expressed the most interest in you?
Ka’Rell Henry: Princeton University is expressing interest in me and they have invited me to their Elite Camp recently.
Question: Which universities have offered you? Which universities do you express interest in? Do you have a top 5?
Ka’Rell Henry: I have yet to receive my first offer. I have strong interest in playing and attending The University of Kentucky, Fordham University, Princeton University, Syracuse University, and The University of Connecticut someday.
Question: Do you have a dream university?
Ka’Rell Henry: My dream university is Syracuse University.
Question: What do you look for in a University?
Ka’Rell Henry: The things I look for in a university are, will I be able to have a good experience as a student-athlete. Will the school offer me a good education. Will playing at this school open doors for me to be able to get to the next level.
Question: Does the fan base of the university make an impact on your recruitment?
Ka’Rell Henry: Yes, the fan base is important because that is the environment I will be playing in for the next couple of years.
Question: Based on national media and fan bases, does it matter what conference you play in?
Ka’Rell Henry: It doesn’t matter to me which conference I play in. As long as I can receive an education and play the game of basketball at a high level, I’m satisfied.
Question: What are your strengths?
Ka’Rell Henry: My strengths are my ability to drive to the basket and shoot from beyond the ark. My biggest strength is being able to score the basketball.
Question: What are your weaknesses?
Ka’Rell Henry: I don’t necessarily have a weakness. I feel that I can improve my ball handling and my decision making. That will come along with experience and hard work.
Question: What do you consider to be your best attribute?
Ka’Rell Henry: My best attribute is my size. Not all guards my age are my size, that being the case, I seem to have an advantage on the court.
Question: What would you say your work ethic is like?
Ka’Rell Henry: I believe my work ethic is good. I am in the gym every day. Either I’m on the basketball court getting 500+ shots up, or I’m in the weight room with my HS coach working on my strength. I believe that if I keep working hard, good things will happen. My goal is to be the best player I can be. In order to reach my goal, I can’t take any days off. I thank God for putting the sport of basketball in my life. Basketball can open a lot of doors for you. Just work hard and grind it out, and you will be rewarded when it’s all said and done.
Question: Name a college or NBA athlete that people compare you to. What college or NBA athlete do you idolize and how do their skill sets match yours?
Ka’Rell Henry:The NBA athlete most people compare me to is Kobe Bryant. I idolize Kobe Bryant because of his tenacity and ambition to be the best. The one thing that I feel that Kobe Bryant and I have in common is our will to score the basketball.