Henderson: "It Went Great"

NC State hosted a major target this weekend when wing Terry Henderson visited the Wolfpack. Henderson was a two-year starter at West Virginia and has chosen to transfer to another school.

NC State hosted a major target this weekend when wing Terry Henderson visited the Wolfpack.

"It went great," said Henderson. "I had a great time. I really enjoyed it. My hosts were Ralston Turner and Trevor Lacey. They were real cool. They've been in the program both of them did what I'm going to do, sit out a year, so they told me how they used it to improve and get better.

"Really, I just had a great time there. I was able to spend time with all the guys on the team. Cat's a cool dude, BeeJay, Kyle, Lennard... Dez was real cool. There was great energy there. All of them are great guys and you can tell they like playing with each other."

Henderson played in 30 games as a freshman at West Virginia, starting 11 as he averaged 8 points and 2.4 rebounds in 20.1 minutes per game. A prolific three-point shooter, he was second in the Big 12 (conference games only) in 3-point field goal percentage (46.0) and shot 40% from 3-point range for the season.

Henderson believes he was ready to prepared to contribute right away.

"Coming out of high school and after playing against top guys in AAU, I was ready," he previously told Pack Pride. "One year we won the Super Showcase in Orlando, so I was ready to play top competition.

"When I got to college it was a learning process, but as far as competing and earning a spot I was able to do that. Plus, the coaches, they believed in me early. I was able to start as a freshman and earn a lot of playing experience as a freshman."

Henderson's numbers increased as a sophomore, as he averaged 11.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 27 minutes. He shot 43.9% from the field and 37.6% from behind the 3-point line and also hit 84.8% of his free throws.

"My role was to score and defend," said Henderson. "They wanted me to shoot, but coach Huggins really stresses defense. He taught me to defend first and score second, and I'm going to take that with me wherever I end up. Defense is first, and I know that now.

"My sophomore year, I was more of a leader on the team. I was one of the few returning guys, and I had a big responsibility.

Henderson stated that the coaching staff informed him of his potential role if he chose the Wolfpack.

"They told me that I can come in and score and maximize my potential," he said. "I'm going to work on things I haven't worked on and get better the year I'm out, and they said they could use my strengths and fill that scoring role.

"We'd be losing Dez and Ralston by the time I was eligible so I'd have a chance to play and be able to help them out with scoring and my shooting."

Henderson initially considered five schools: NC State, Maryland, UCLA, Wake Forest, and Richmond, but he has now cut it to three.

"It's State, Maryland, and Richmond. I don't have anymore visits lined up."

It appears that Henderson will now focus on making a decision.

"I'm looking for where I'm the most comfortable," he said. "I'm comfortable with all the schools, and that's pretty much the main thing... going to a team that I'm familiar with the players and can trust the coaches.

"I'm going to think about it long and hard. I want to make a decision soon... I'll think about it the next couple of days."

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