John began playing basketball at a young age and has worked with some of the biggest and most professional basketball teams in the world, including the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Detroit Pistons. At such a young age, this basketball star has earned a reputation for himself in the game due to his game sense and talents.
John Henson was born on January 4th, 1992, in Southfield, Michigan. He is an American basketball player who plays as center for the Wisconsin Badgers. His full birth name is John Andre Henson. He has won several awards throughout his career so far and has been selected number one by many experts as the best center in the NCAA.
Henson played high school basketball for Southfield High School where he helped lead his team to a state title. He then went on to play college basketball for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. As a freshman at UNC in 2015-16, Henson averaged 10.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. He dropped those numbers down to 8.3 and 4.9 the following season. After his first year at UNC, Henson decided to forgo his final year and enter the 2016 NBA Draft. The next day, he withdrew from school after deciding to turn pro.
Henson is currently ranked number one by many experts as the best center in the NBA. He plays for the Milwaukee Bucks where he fills up the stat sheet every time he steps on the court.
Many others, though, remember him as a basketball legend who spent the most of his playing career with the Chicago Bulls. From 2001 to 2003, he was also a member of the Washington Wizards. Some of the NBA's top teams.
During his eight seasons in Chicago, the Bulls made the playoffs six times, winning one championship. After leaving the Bulls, he started his own sports agency and became a celebrity investor.
However, he returned to basketball in 2006 when he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. The following year, he joined the Charlotte Hornets as a consultant for an ownership group led by Billy King. In 2009, he signed with the Wizards again. This time, he returned to Chicago for a second stint with the Bulls, this time as a player. He finished his career with the Jazz, then played one season for the Wizards.
During his time with the Bulls, he helped them win six championships in eight years from 1996 to 2004. He is still considered by many to be one of the best basketball players of all time. His statistics are incredible: 23 seasons in the NBA, 11,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 1,000 blocks.
He retired in 2013 after one season with the Jazz. But he returned for two more seasons in 2015 and 2017.
He was a member of the United States men's national basketball team that won the gold medal at the 1994 FIBA World Championship. Along with eleven other NBA All-Stars, he won another gold medal in the 1999 Tournament of the Americas and an Olympic gold medal with the USA men's national basketball team at the 2000 Summer Olympics. The other players on the roster were: Jason Kidd, Chris Mullin, Michael Stewart, Joe Dumars, Karl Malone, Gary Payton, and Shaquille O'Neal.
Smith played seven seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), all with the San Francisco Bay Area franchise the Philadelphia 76ers. He is one of only six players in NBA history to score 20 or more points in each game of a playoff series while shooting over 50 percent from the field during that time period. The others are Jerry West, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Stephen Curry.
He joined the 76ers as a free agent in 1997 and stayed with them until 2001, when he was traded to the Carolina Panthers along with Matt Guokas and Mike Wallace in exchange for Mookie Blaylock, Jim Jackson, and Brian Skinner. Smith finished his NBA career with the Washington Wizards after signing as a free agent in 2002. He retired after that season without playing a single game for the Wizards.
In 2003, Smith returned to basketball by joining his old team, the 76ers, in the playoffs as a consultant.
John Logan Jenkins III (born March 6, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for RETAbet Bilbao Basket in the Liga ACB. Jenkins was the Gatorade Tennessee High School Player of the Year in 2008-09 and a two-time TSSAA Class AA Mr. Basketball award. He played one season of college basketball at The University of Tennessee before being drafted 35th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA draft.
As a senior at South Greene High School in Boonesville, Tennessee, he averaged 25 points, eight rebounds and four assists per game and led his team to a 29-1 record. He was named all-state by the Associated Press and the Tennessee Sports Writers Association and was also selected as the Gatorade Tennessee High School Player of the Year.
Jenkins originally committed to play for Duke but later changed his mind and signed with Tennessee. After playing only one season at Tennessee, he declared for the 2009 NBA draft where he was picked 35th by the Memphis Grizzlies. He started 31 games for the Tigers and averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
After one season with Memphis, Jenkins returned to Tennessee for his sophomore campaign. However, he missed most of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.
In his 14-year NBA career, he also played for the Hornets, Bulls, Pacers, Rockets, and Timberwolves in addition to the Kings. After being undrafted in the 1998 NBA Draft, he played professional basketball in Italy. He then returned to the United States, where he played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls, and New Orleans Pelicans before retiring in 2013.
Brad Miller played college basketball for UCLA from 1995 to 1999. As a freshman, he averaged 11.4 points per game for the Bruins, who lost in the NCAA Tournament's first round that year. As a sophomore, he led the team in scoring with 16.7 points per game as UCLA made its third consecutive Final Four appearance. As a junior, he was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year after leading the Bruins to their second straight Pacific 10 title. As a senior, he finished his UCLA career with 2,000 points. After graduating from UCLA, he entered the 1999 NBA Draft where he was not selected by any team. So, he decided to play in Europe instead.
During his NBA career, Brad Miller played for teams like the Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, and Minnesota Timberwolves. He finished his career with 2,542 points in only 143 games. He also collected 708 rebounds and 192 assists while playing for different teams across Europe and North America.