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By LARRY VAUGHT
Over the weekend John Calipari talked about how his roster was set for next season and he was more than content to have 12 scholarship players rather than the full 13.
Now comes the news that another prep standout, Xavier Henry, apparently is still having second thoughts about going to Kansas and could come to Kentucky.
Carl Henry, the father of Xavier and C.J. Henry, who was a walk-on player at Memphis under Calipari last year, told a Kansas City radio station Monday that the family would meet tonight to discuss where Xavier and C.J. would play next year after what Carl Henry felt was an unflattering story about him and his family in The Kansas City Star Sunday.
It has Kansas coach Bill Self and top assistant Danny Manning worried enough that they were apparently going to Oklahoma City to see the Henry family.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a confusing mess.
Xavier Henry signed with Memphis before Calipari left. When Calipari came to Kentucky, HenryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mother said she did not want to move to Kentucky and would prefer that he play at Kansas where his brother C.J. intended to play.
Now it seems the mom doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t care where Xavier plays, and he still wants to come to Kentucky.
Or thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the theory since he has not gone to Kansas this summer and has had little interaction with the returning Kansas players. However, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also not in Lexington with the Kentucky newcomers who have been on campus almost a month now.
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t buy totally into all the talk, too, about some UK freshmen doing all they can to persuade Henry to join the Wildcats. With the talent UK already has Ã¢â‚¬â€ and competition for playing time Ã¢â‚¬â€ I am just not sure I buy into that.
Henry certainly would give Kentucky another talented player Ã¢â‚¬â€ and another guy that hopes to be in the NBA a year fromÃ‚Â now. Maybe it would pay off in a big way if Kentucky gets him.
However, Calipari stressed earlier this week how well his recruits were getting along and how much he liked their overall attitudes. Is that worth potentially disrupting to add Henry?
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t look for this saga to end anytime soon. There are too many variables to think there will be a quick decision unless Self decides heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s had enough of the turmoil and says adios to Xavier Henry.