La Salle has added yet another transfer this season. After landing former Syracuse small forward B.J. Johnson and Memphis point guard RaShawn “Pookie” Powell, the Explorers will now welcome Demetrius Henry. Henry announced this past April that he would be leaving the University of South Carolina and on the Nation’s 239th birthday, he made his final decision.
The Miami, Florida native is a 6-foot-9, 226 pound, forward/center. This past season he averaged 19.5 minutes per game, 6 points, 3.6 rebounds and shot 51% from the field.
Before the South Carolina Gamecocks’ men’s basketball game against Georgia on Feb. 17th, Henry and fellow teammate Shamiek Sheppard were suspended for the rest of the season because of conduct detrimental to the team. As a result, Henry would miss the final nine games of the season, including three SEC basketball tournament games.
Although Henry’s collegiate basketball career has gotten off to a rocky start, he did average 18 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks during his senior year at Faith Baptist Christian High School, which led to him being rated as a four star recruit and the 100th overall basketball prospect in the country.
Coach Giannini and the La Salle faithful will have to wait and see if the former high school standout can regain his form, as he must sit out the 2015-2016 season because of NCAA transfer rules.
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-Junior forward B.J. Johnson will declare for the NBA Draft but will not sign with an agent