Pack adds key transfer to basketball program

2013-2014 Terry Henderson at WVU

We may be in the middle of the dogdays of summer, but NC State’s 2014 basketball recruiting work hasn’t taken a summer vacation. According to an ESPN report, NC State landed a commitment from former West Virginia shooting guard, Terry Henderson on Tuesday.

Henderson played his high school basketball at Raleigh’s Neuse Christian Academy. At 6’4″ and 200 pounds, he averaged almost twelve points a game last year as a sophomore while continuing to exemplify the back of some impressive three point shooting – 37.6% from the arc last season after posting a mark north of 40% in conference games as a freshman. He was a listed as a three-star recruit and considered the likes of Maryland, Cincinnati, Richmond, Rutgers, UCLA and Wake Forest during this transfer.

The two things that Henderson does NOT do for the Wolfpack program is (1) bring needed immediate depth at the point guard position for next season, and (2) help Coach Gottfried with extreme ‘lumpiness’ in our scholarship spacing. Henderson must sit out next season and will have to years of eligibility remaining. After sitting out next season, one could see Henderson becoming Mark Gottfried’s next “Scott Wood / Ralston Turner” position. This means that the Wolfpack still will only have ten scholarship players eligible next season and looks very thin at the point guard position.

Current 2014-2015 NC State Basketball Program Configuration

Senior Class
(1) Ralston Turner (Wing)
(2) Desmond Lee (2G)

Junior Class
(3) Trevor Lacy (2G/PG)

Sophomore Class
(4) Anthony Barber (PG)
(5) Kyle Washington (4F/5C)
(6) BeeJay Anya (4F/5C)
(7) Lennard Freeman (4F)
(8) Terry Henderson (wing) – transfer from West Va ineligible in 2014-2015

2014 Commits
(9) Caleb Martin (wing)
(10) Cody Martin (wing)
(11) Abdul Malik Abu (PF)

2015 Commits
(12) Open
(13) Open
(1) Ralston Turner scholarship
(2) Desmond Lee scholarship

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  • #52904

    StateFans
    Keymaster

    We may be in the middle of the dogdays of summer, but NC State’s 2014 basketball recruiting work hasn’t taken a summer vacation. According to an ESPN
    [See the full post at: Pack adds key transfer to basketball program]

    #52905

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Plug and play replacement for BSW.

    #52906

    Fastback68
    Participant

    I’ll take that sophomore class lump any day of the week. Hope Gott can lump 2015 as well.

    #52907

    Pack Leader
    Participant

    Good addition. In todays 1 & Done college basketball, experienced mature teams usually do well in March. I do wish he was a freshman last year, but I also wish I drove a Maserati. This squad can be competitive in the ACC for 2 years, without much fear of players jumping to the NBA.

    WE NEED a top guard in this next years recruiting class. NEED.

    #52909

    WTNY
    Participant

    Plug and play replacement for BSW

    Actually, he is the replacement for a transfer “to be named” at the end of next season. We are now recruiting players to replace transfers that have yet to occur.

    *Sigh*

    #52911

    rtpack24
    Participant

    Great addition to the program. High character kid that is an excellent shooter and good all round basketball player. I have been impressed with character of kids this staff has recruited.

    #52912

    D Wolf
    Participant

    In the player led practice on Monday night (basically a glorified pick up game) Dez Lee played point opposite Cat Barber. My guess is he’ll pick up the point guard duties when Cat’s not on the floor. With Trevor Lacy shoring up the 2 spot, Dez can slide into either spot as a backup.

    #52913

    ryebread
    Participant

    D Wolf: Thanks for the information. That makes a lot of sense. We’re going to need Turner and Lacey to score.

    #52917

    1.21 Jigawatts
    Keymaster

    Does anyone know if he can play defense?

    If he can I’m sure MG will fix that before he sees the court.

    #52918

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    ^LOL.

    In all seriousness, we MUST pick it up there if we are to have any hopes of competing with the big boys. I’ve seen enough of the Scott Woods, BSWs, to know they can only take you so far. Think about the St Louey game…

    #52922

    PackFamily
    Participant

    This means that the Wolfpack still will only have ten scholarship players eligible next season and looks very thin at the point guard position.

    And yet Tyler Lewis and Rodney Purvis transferred out to play PG at other schools. What were they thinking?

    #52924

    Texpack
    Participant

    That sophomore class will put a lump in the trophy case before they all transfer

    #52925

    redcanine
    Participant

    I know what Tyler was thinking: “I’m getting killed out here.”

    Purvis: “my teammates hate me.”

    Gott: “hell with em. Cat Barber is my point guard.”

    I’m glad we got Henderson. Welcome aboard.

    #52926

    pakfanistan
    Participant

    I know what Tyler was thinking: “I’m getting killed out here.”

    Purvis: “my teammates hate me.” I want to play point guard, but I’m not as good at it as the two guys ahead of me, also, I’m not a great shooter so rather than sticking it out and getting better, I’m going to a different school.

    Gott: “hell with em. Cat Barber is my point guard.”

    I’m glad we got Henderson. Welcome aboard.

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #52927

    redisgood
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    Does anyone know if he can play defense?
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    <P>If he can I’m sure MG will fix that before he sees the court.</P>

    Unfortunately defense is the weakest part of his game. Not saying he’s poor defensively, but it is an area that needs some work. He has good athleticism, and hopefully he can and will improve in that area. On a side note, he is good freinds with TJ, and I would bet TJ had a hand in us getting Henderson.

    #52931

    tjfoose1
    Participant

    Plug and play replacement for BSW.

    I find your use of “B” in “BSW” offensive. Anyone got the 800 number for the US Patent Office complaint line?

    #52932

    pakfanistan
    Participant

    I find your use of “B” in “BSW” offensive. Anyone got the 800 number for the US Patent Office complaint line?

    It’s meant to honor him.

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #52933

    13OT
    Participant

    Wait ’til next season.

    #52940

    choppack1
    Participant

    Lol @ blaming poor d on the players. This much should be obvious to anyone with a room temp iq or better – without Scott wood and turner we don’t go anywhere the last 3 years. As for d – turner and wood are good coachable kids. I suspect d isn’t emphasized OR taught well by staff.

    The next good defensive team Gottfried has will be his first. But please, continue questioning the only 2 players he’s had who can shoot the 3 well since his arrival.

    I am thrilled with this pickup. He’ll be a good addition. I think more tourney bids are likely but our ceiling is low unless we learn how to do 2 of the following 3: make foul shots, defend and defensive rebounding

    #52944

    StateFans
    Keymaster

    This kind of conversation & information is EXACTLY what makes SFN such a great community. No chidlish arguments. No one line comments that waste everyone’s time. All insightful, well articulated points.

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone for being a part of the community!

    #52948

    Pack is back in Atl
    Participant

    The thing that folks forget about with dissing the Pack defense is the impact of one and done (both transfers and early entrants) and the restrictions on coaching time. It used to be that most players stayed 4 years. There was continuity and repetition of defensive principles. With the limits on coaching time Gott and his staff have to make decisions on how to spend that time. I believe that as our offense has gotten more refined over the 3 years our defense will also with more time and players in the system for longer. I do believe that Gott chooses to allocate more time to offense but defense will move to at least avg in the coming years. You can look at Duke to see the impact of limited practice and player turnover on defense. K’s defense is no where near as intense as it was 15 years ago.

    Thoughts?

    #52956

    StateRed44
    Participant

    This means that the Wolfpack still will only have ten scholarship players eligible next season and looks very thin at the point guard position.

    And yet Tyler Lewis and Rodney Purvis transferred out to play PG at other schools. What were they thinking?

    Not sure with Lewis, he got many crunch time minutes and blew it over and over. Purvis thinks he needs to play point to be in the NBA, but he can’t start here, so not sure what he’s thinking either.

    #52960

    pakfanistan
    Participant

    The thing that folks forget about with dissing the Pack defense is the impact of one and done (both transfers and early entrants) and the restrictions on coaching time. It used to be that most players stayed 4 years. There was continuity and repetition of defensive principles. With the limits on coaching time Gott and his staff have to make decisions on how to spend that time. I believe that as our offense has gotten more refined over the 3 years our defense will also with more time and players in the system for longer. I do believe that Gott chooses to allocate more time to offense but defense will move to at least avg in the coming years. You can look at Duke to see the impact of limited practice and player turnover on defense. K’s defense is no where near as intense as it was 15 years ago.
    Thoughts?

    I think you’re on to something. It seems like every year is a completely new team, so I’m sure for the coaching staff, it’s almost like starting over. I’m not sure our offense has gotten more refined. Last year the whole offense was, “give it to TJ”. I thought our overall offensive flow was better the previous two years, but, those were upperclassmen who had been in the system a couple of years.

    It’s pretty clear that Gott likes offense over defense. Honestly, I think that’s a choice that he’s made because more kids want to play offense than defense, so it’s an easier sell.

    In closing, “They gotta guard us too pal!”

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #52968

    redcanine
    Participant

    Our half court defense isn’t all that bad. Just keep fresh athletic bodies out there via substitutions.

    Cut down on turnovers and our transition D will get better.

    #53016

    JohnGalt78
    Participant

    Here’s to one line comments that waste everyone’s time.

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