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Former Wichita State basketball player Corey Henderson Jr. commits to Tulsa

Former Wichita State guard Corey Henderson Jr. is headed to Tulsa for the 2016-17 season, according to TexasHoops.com.
Former Wichita State guard Corey Henderson Jr. is headed to Tulsa for the 2016-17 season, according to TexasHoops.com. The Wichita Eagle

Former Wichita State men’s basketball player Corey Henderson Jr. will sign with Tulsa, according to TexasHoops.com

Henderson gave Tulsa a non-binding commitment on Saturday. He will play his sophomore season at Blinn (Texas) College and have two seasons remaining when he transfers to Tulsa for the 2016-17 season.

Henderson, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, played in 28 games for Wichita State as a freshman. He averaged 1.9 points and 6.8 minutes, scoring a season-high of eight points against Missouri State and Loyola Marymount. WSU and Tulsa are scheduled to play in 2016-17, the first season of a four-year extension for the rivalry, which resumed for the 2010-11 season.

He played at the Episcopal School of Dallas, where played for Corey Henderson, his father. He averaged 14 points and eight assists as a senior and was ranked a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.

He decided to transfer from WSU in early April.

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.”

The NCAA’s fall signing period begins on Nov. 11.

Reach Paul Suellentrop at 316-269-6760 or psuellentrop@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @paulsuellentrop.

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