(photo courtesy: DeAndre Henry)
Some questioned why rising offensive lineman DeAndre Henry, who already had two Power 5 offers in Arizona State and Kansas State, would hang up the cleats before his junior season at Mountain Pointe High School to focus on basketball.
Now we know why the 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward opted to hit shots instead of defensive ends.
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— 🎒DeAndre Henry🙇🏽 (@DreDayy2020) September 3, 2019
The former three-star football recruit committed following a recent visit to the Reno, Nevada campus.
— 🎒DeAndre Henry🙇🏽 (@DreDayy2020) August 31, 2019
Henry averaged 12.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game for the Pride last season. He also held offers from Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona, Loyola Marymount, Loyola-Chicago, Air Force and others.
He even thanked through social media the people who doubted his decision to solely stick with hoops.
“I also have love for the people who doubted me,” Henry said in the tweet announcing his commitment Tuesday afternoon. “Because without their motivation, it wouldn’t be possible.”
In mid-April Nevada hired former UCLA coach to replace one-time ASU assistant Eric Musselman who left after the season to become the new head coach at Arkansas.
The Wolf Pack also have a commitment from former 2020 Chaparral shooting guard Alem Huseinovic, who will play for the new PowerHouse club team this year. Former St. Mary’s High and Hillcrest Prep forward K.J. Hymes is entering his redshirt freshman season with Nevada.