Henry Ward is a basketball analyst for Pro Insight. His responsibilities for the company include compiling scouting reports and fielding intel on college and high school prospects for the site’s database through live scouting, campus visits, and video scouting, as well as breaking down game film for the site’s Tale of the Tape series.
Prior to joining Pro Insight, Ward worked as the lead player development assistant for Integrity Hoops under NBA trainer Noah LaRoche. With Integrity Hoops, he executed on court workouts with 20+ NBA players over his four years, including Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Blake Griffin, Harrison Barnes, Marcus Smart and others. He also aided in the creation of player development plans and helped develop unique performance metrics for clients.
Beyond his role at Integrity Hoops, he has spent time with USA Basketball and the National Basketball Association in support staff roles. His positions with these groups focus in assisting the basketball operations end of event production for some of the organizations’ largest projects, including the 2020 NBA Bubble, as well as USA Basketball’s October 2018 Junior National Team Minicamp, March 2019 Final Four Junior National Team Camp and the August 2019 Senior National Team Practices and Exhibitions in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
While pursuing his undergraduate degree (B.S. in Education & Social Policy, Concentration in Organizational Change) at Northwestern University, Ward served as a practice player for the school’s women’s basketball program, as well as chief strategy officer for ISO Performance Analytics, a privately funded, student-run startup that delivered advanced performance metrics from games and practices to their NCAA clientele. He also spent time writing about college and professional basketball for Northwestern Sports Analytics Group and Inside NU, the school’s SB Nation blog.
In addition to his position with Pro Insight, he also writes about prospect evaluation, player development and team building theory for his website, thekickahead.com. Ward currently resides in Los Angeles, California.