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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Prep Hoops: High Flyer

  • Harrisburg's Henshaw gives verbal commitment to Lewis University
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  • Capel Henshaw has been known to let a few fly from behind the arc in his basketball career at Harrisburg High School. The senior has also been known to make a few of those as well.
    That's why when he had the opportunity to become a Flyer, it was a shot he wasn't going to pass up — or miss.
    On Monday, Henshaw gave a verbal commitment to Lewis University of Romeoville, just outside of Chicago.
    It didn't take long for Henshaw to make up his mind, despite having numerous other basketball offers on the table, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound sharpshooting shooting guard liked what he saw from the onset.
    "The academic and basketball opportunity was too good to pass up. The campus was great and so was the coaching staff. I really feel like I will fit in and I'm excited about the whole process."
    Henshaw eliminates one headache from his plate as he embarks on his last season as a Bulldog when practice begins in nearly a month.
    Henshaw made a conscious effort in the offseason to pack on pounds and muscle, making him a very strong physical two guard who has laser-like precision from all points on the court, but also sees the court well enough to know when to attack the hoop.
    As a freshman for Harrisburg, Henshaw averaged about 10 points per game and then upped the ante to 17 points per game as a sophomore, while earning All-Conference honors for the River-To-River and was named to the All-South team and All-State honorable mention.
    As a junior, Henshaw averaged 15.5 points per game, while becoming MVP of the Eldorado Holiday Tournament, All-Conference, Third Team All-State and All-South.
    In his sophomore and junior years, Henshaw was also named to All-Tournament Team for the Harrisburg Invitational and the Carmi-White County Invitational.
    Henshaw also doubles as a football star for the Bulldogs and while he didn't have any legitimate offers for football, he did pass up on such schools as Maryville (St. Louis), University of Southern Indiana and Texas Pan American for basketball.
    "I had a bunch of calls from other schools," Henshaw said. "Lewis offered a full ride and it was a really good deal all around."
    Henshaw plans on majoring in Athletic Training while at Lewis and will play for head coach Scott Trost. Adam DeMong and Neal Young are the assistant coaches for the Flyers.
    Located 30 minutes southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university where the traditions of liberal learning and preparation for professional life give the university its educational identity and mission focus.
    Michael Dann can be reached at hbgsports@dailyregister.com. Follow him on Twitter @spydieshooter.

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