I don't think Simmons or Ingram is some kind of franchise savior. Simmons is a great fit as a 4 in the modern NBA though because he can guard inside and on the perimeter, rebound, handle the ball like a guard, and score inside. Even if he never develops a reliable jumper, he is still going to be a very valuable player. I see him as a better version of Draymond Green who can create offense on his own much better than Green.
Great strength and athleticism helps him on the boards
Lets the game come to him for the most part
Needs to make more of a commitment on the defensive end
Doesn't move his feet really well on defense
Tends to play 1-on-1 too often
Must become a better ball-handler
Summary: His 27-point debut for Kansas proved why Henry was one of the top five recruits in the 2009 class. Playing for one of the top teams in country should only help his exposure for NBA scouts and he will benefit from playing with talented future NBA'ers like Cole Aldrich, Sherron Collins and Tyshawn Taylor. If he is a lottery lock (which seems to be the case), Henry is likely one-and-done at Kansas.
Player Comparison: Paul Pierce. Henry has the ability to be an All-Star-caliber player like Pierce. Pierce was never the quickest or most explosive player, but he has always been a very crafty scorer whether attacking the basket or shooting from the perimeter. Henry is in a similar mold. He has an NBA-ready body like Pierce did coming out of Kansas. Both guys can also effectively play on the block because of their size and strength for a two-guard.