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Chicago Native Myke Henry Transfers to DePaul



June 18, 2013

CHICAGO - DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell announced today the addition of guard/forward Myke Henry as a transfer. Under NCAA guidelines, Henry will sit out the upcoming season and have two seasons of eligibility remaining starting with the 2014-15 season.

Henry saw action in 57 games over his first two collegiate seasons at Illinois. As a sophomore in 2012-13, he played in 35 games while averaging 3.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 10.6 minutes off the bench. He totaled 12 points and nine rebounds in 26 minutes against Nebraska on March 2 before totaling seven points, eight boards and two steals at Ohio State on March 10. Earlier in the season, Henry scored 11 points with two three-pointers at Michigan State on Jan. 31.

During his freshman campaign in Champaign, the 6-6 guard/forward totaled 22 games and scored a career-high 14 points (6-10 FG) against Chicago State. Henry averaged 3.2 points and 1.1 rebounds in his first collegiate season.

The Chicago native was a standout high school player as a consensus top 100 recruit at Orr Academy High School. He averaged 25 points and 11 rebounds as a senior while earning first team All-State honors from the AP, Champaign News-Gazette and IBCA. Henry was ranked No. 39 by Rivals.com coming out of high school and played on the AAU circuit for the Mac Irvin Fire and SYF programs.