In the most recent mock draft released by ESPN's Chad Ford on Tuesday morning, the Detroit Pistons are projected to select North Carolina's John Henson with the No. 9 overall pick. The six-foot-ten, 216 pound power forward is strong on the boards and potentially has room to develop. Henson is a two-time ACC defensive player of the year and averaged 13.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game as a junior last season.
Here is what Ford has to say about Henson via ESPN.com:
Greg Monroe has been a revelation in the middle for the Pistons, but they really need to pair him alongside an athletic shot-blocker. Although Henson is painfully thin, he rebounds, blocks shots and defends multiple positions. It wouldn't be a perfect solution in Detroit, but the Pistons don't have a lot of other options here unless they want to reach a bit for Meyers Leonard, who might be worth it after his stellar showing at the draft combine.
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