While former West Virginia and current Michigan State guard Eron Harris dominated much of the transfer buzz during the college basketball off-season, his former teammate with the Mountaineers, rising junior guard Terry Henderson was also examining potential destinations. Now, there is a report circulating that has Henderson committing to attend North Carolina State University.
Terry Henderson has committed to NC State, source confirmed to ESPN. West Virginia transfer.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 25, 2014
Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports that Henderson has chosen NC State over a list of suitors that included Maryland, Wake Forest and UCLA, and this is a nice addition for Mark Gottfried and company. The 6-foot-4 Henderson averaged 11.7 points on 43.9% from the field and 37.6% from 3-point range as a sophomore, and even with NCAA transfer rules keeping him off the floor until the 2015-2016 season, the Wolfpack can certainly use a player who is already established at the major conference level. His reputation is clearly that of a shooter at this stage, but the peripheral skills are there for a player who could develop, especially with an entire season under new leadership.
NC State had a very nice campaign in 2013-2014, when the Wolfpack won 22 games before being eliminated in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, but the loss of T.J. Warren is a significant one for the program. It would not be a surprise to see a small dip in production from this year’s team, but with a player like Terry Henderson on the way for the following season, there is a real reason for optimism as Gottfried leads the program into the future.