Freshman guard Corey Henderson Jr. will leave Wichita State’s basketball program, according to his father, Corey Henderson.
“It wasn‘t the right fit for him, so we decided to look elsewhere,” his father said. “It’s a great program. His grades are good. Off-the-court-stuff is good. He’s leaving on good terms.”
Henderson, a 6-foot-2 guard from Dallas, played in 28 games, averaging 6.8 minutes and 1.9 points. His playing time diminished late in the season and he did not appear in WSU’s final two regular-season games. He played one minute in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and did not play in WSU’s three NCAA Tournament games.
He scored a season-high eight points against Missouri State and Loyola Marymount. While he came to WSU with the reputation as an excellent shooter, he made 18 of 62 shots (29 percent) and 12 of 38 three-pointers (31.6 percent).
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Henderson played at the Episcopal School of Dallas, where his father coached him. He averaged 14 points and eight assists as a senior and was ranked a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.
His father said Henderson has not decided on a new school.
“We’re looking at options right now,” he said.