CHARLESTON, SC July 22, 2014 – The College of Charleston women’s basketball program has added Nola Henry to its 2014-15 signing class, as announced by head coach Candice M. Jackson on Tuesday.
“Nola is a great addition for us,” said Jackson. “She brings leadership, experience, and a love for the game that you don’t see in a lot of young women. Her ability to communicate with her teammates has been the most impressive piece to her game. Sitting out this season and being able to learn and get adjusted to the school and the program will give her an advantage going into next season.
Henry, a 5-foot-7 point guard out of Willingboro, N.J., spent the last two seasons playing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) where last season she started 18 games, averaging 6.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Henry’s 2013-14 success came on the heels of an equally impressive freshman year in which she started 16 games en route to averaging 2.2 assists per game.
Prior to her stint at UMass, Henry enjoyed a prolific prep career at both Willingboro High School and Trenton Catholic where she was a three time team captain and won the prestigious NJSIAA Non-Public 8 Championship.
Henry is the daughter of Valerie Branch, a former track and field standout at University of Pittsburgh
“I am really pleased to be a part of the Cougar family here at the College of Charleston,” said Henry. “During my visit, it was clear that Charleston is where I need to be in order to become a better basketball player, and more importantly, a better student. Coach Jackson and her staff have been nothing short of extraordinary and welcoming every step of the way and I can’t wait to get on the court with my teammates. I think we can make great things happen.”