West Virginia Mountaineers guard Terry Henderson (15) looks to pass the ball during the first half at WVU Coliseum. Oklahoma State Cowboys defeated West Virginia Mountaineers 73-72. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Terry Henderson will transfer from West Virginia to North Carolina State


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.


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.

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