NBA Draft 2012: Pistons Projected To Select John Henson In Latest Mock

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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