Following an impressive summer that saw him draw several offers, DeMatha senior guard Corey Henson committed to play at Wagner on Thursday. Henson’s decision came days after he took in an official visit to the Staten Island-based campus.
“Wagner loves me,” Henson said. “The staff and players make me feel like family and I think Coach [Bashir Mason] will help me to achieve all the goals I have set for myself and make an easy transition to the next level.”
Last season, Henson averaged 10.7 points while draining 48 three-pointers for the Stags, who stumbled to a 14-16 record. Henson’s basketball IQ and growing ability to play both guard positions make him a key cog in helping the Stags return to their typically elite status among the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and in the nation.
The 6-foot-1 Henson also had offers from Fairfield, Iona, Navy, New Hampshire and Robert Morris. Once he enrolls at Wagner in 2014, he’s expected to have a shot at one of the guard positions that will be vacant after the graduation of starters Kenny Ortiz and Latiff Rivers.
“I plan to bring toughness and a good court awareness,” Henson said.