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Xavier Henry (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Xavier Henry began his freshman season on a shooting tear, averaging 18 points through his first nine games while making a blistering 55.6 percent of his shots.

He set a KU freshman record for most points in a debut game (27), exploded for a career-high 31 against La Salle in mid-December, and was viewed by at least this reporter to be the best Jayhawk freshman since Danny Manning in 1984-85. Yeah, he was seemingly that good, a player who scored almost as effortless as he breathed with a picture-perfect shot that famed high school scout Howard Garfinkel...

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