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For Tar Heels' Henson, Getting Bigger Is Hard Work

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's John Henson is spending the offseason fighting with his weight. Fighting to keep it up, that is.

The long and lean 6-foot-10 forward is one of just two returning big men for the Tar Heels next season, putting pressure on him to bulk up as much as he can for his sophomore year. He came to school weighing just 183 pounds and is now up to around 210 thanks to plenty of work in the weight room and eating upwards of six and seven meals a day.

Henson says he can feel stronger, but it's still difficult for him to add weight. Team strength and conditioning coordinator Jonas Sahratian says Henson is making progress, but says that the 19-year-old is one of the most difficult guys he's had to train in that regard.


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