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Daron Henson transfers from WSU to Seattle U

The forward is on his way to the Emerald City to join the fourth team of his college basketball career

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Just one month after his name appeared in the NCAA transfer portal, forward Daron Henson is leaving Washington State and headed to join Seattle U.

The Redhawks made the news official today on Twitter, welcoming the Pasadena, Calif. native to their team.

Seattle U will be Henson’s fourth team in his college career. He started at Utah State, before moving to Salt Lake Community College for his sophomore season and Washington State for his junior year. He will be eligible this season as a graduate transfer.

Henson signed with the Cougs before the 2019-20 season after he was recruited by former head coach Ernie Kent. Kyle Smith took over, and Henson ended up being the only Kent recruit to stick on Smith’s first shortened recruiting class.

Henson didn’t get much playing time under Smith. He played in just 10 games at Washington State, averaging 7.3 minutes and 3.6 points per game, with most of those coming in a pair of break out performances on the road at Stanford back on January 11th and at Colorado on January 23rd.

Against the Card, Henson recorded 12 points on 4 of 7 shooting, including 4 three-pointers. 12 days later, he put up a season-high 13 points in just 17 minutes on the floor.

Henson would have likely been buried on the WSU depth chart once again this season, so the move to Seattle U makes a lot of sense. The schedule has yet to be released for the 2020-2021 season, but the Cougs and Redhawks have played in each of the last three season, so there is a decent chance Kyle Smith and company will get another look at Henson next season.

Daron Henson officially leaves Washington State, signs to play at Seattle U | The Spokesman-Review
Daron Henson is leaving Washington State to play at his fourth school, but the sharpshooting forward isn’t going far. Approximately one month after dropping his name in the NCAA transfer portal, Henson has signed to play in the Western Athletic Conference at Seattle U, the Redhawks announced Tuesday.

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