Myke Henry received his official transfer release from Illinois a couple of weeks ago and tonight chose to spend the next few years playing basketball at DePaul. Henry broke the news to DePaul coach Oliver Purnell while at dinner tonight.
Henry is the fourth player to transfer from Illinois this season. The 6-6 230 lb. forward will sit out the 2013-14 season and will have two years of eligibility remaining at DePaul beginning in the fall of 2014.
Myke averaged 3.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 10.6 minutes per game last season for the Fighting Illini. He was also named an academic All-Big Ten selection last season.
Henry chose DePaul over interest from Bradley, Drake, Loyola, Providence, SIU-Edwardsville, and South Carolina.
Henry took an unofficial visit to Loyola earlier this week.
Coming out of Chicago Orr High School two years ago, Henry was rated as a four-star prospect, the 64th best overall prospect, and the 18th best small forward in the nation by Scout.com.
Henry averaged 25 points and 11 rebounds per game during his senior season at Orr.
"He wants to play the wing," said Orr assistant coach Phil Gipson who accompanied Henry on his official visit. "He wants to get himself better as both a player and as a student."
Henry plans on enrolling at DePaul in time for summer school which begins in two weeks.
With the addition of Henry, the Blue Demons now have no remaining scholarships available for the 2013-14 season.
Illinois Forward Henry Transferring to DePaul
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