May 9, 2007

How Henry Sims is being developed

May 8, 2007 - The last month has been a whirlwind for Henry Sims, the 6-foot-10, 215-pound junior center/forward from Columbia, Mary.

Verbally committing to Georgetown University while playing for the Baltimore Stars AAU/travel team definitely qualifies.

But Sims understands he's a work in progress and is following a development plan fashioned by the Stars' coaches. If he can adhere to the ambitious course plotted for him, Georgetown but his high school, Mount St. Joseph's, and will benefit.

"Henry can be a different type of player," said Stars coach Dwayne Davis, who has worked with Sims for several years.

To continue that upward curve, Davis believes his pivot man must "think like a center right now, block more shots, and play defense."

All of which Henry has done, as seen during the Charlie Weber Eater Hoop Fest and other events, where he operated in the 'hole' for the Stars. Already a prodigious shot blocker, that defensive ability is improving.

"Believe it or not, as decent a shot blocker as he is," Stars coach Tony Franklin, Sr., "we feel he can be much better."

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