Jon Rothstein has named Charlotte 49ers junior guard Pierria Henry one of CBSSports.com’s top 15 least appreciated players in college basketball.
According to Rothstein, CBSSports.com’s college basketball expert, the 6-foot, 4-inch Henry “is the epitome of a Swiss Army knife. Why? Because he does a little of everything.”
Henry is the 49ers’ leading returning scorer after averaging 10.3 points per game last season. He also averaged 5.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.5 steals per game.
He played an integral role in helping Charlotte win 21 games and qualify for the NIT, the 49ers’ first postseason action since 2008.
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The past two seasons, Henry has ranked among the nation’s leaders in steals. Last year, he dished out 122 assists and recorded 84 steals and was named to the Atlantic 10’s all-defensive team.
Henry was also named the most outstanding player at the Great Alaska Shootout tournament, won by Charlotte.
The 49ers begin the season at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2 with an exhibition game against Wingate at Halton Arena.
Charlotte opens its regular season at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at home against East Tennessee State. Charlotte 49ers media relations