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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2011, 09:29:14 am »
This just made my morning. With the growth I am already seeing out of young guys and our depth issues being solved, I am growing very optimistic about the future of this program.
 
Welcome to Niner Nation Mr Henry!
 
PS - can anyone help me with how to pronounce his first name? I don't wanna butcher it.
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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2011, 09:35:47 am »
Definitely read that Dailymail article...
 
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The 49ers are coached by Purdue graduate Alan Major, who is in his first season at the school. His staff, though, includes former Virginia Tech assistant Ryan Odom, who Henry knows well.
 
"Coach Odom offered me when he was at Virginia Tech, and now he's an assistant at Charlotte," Henry said. "He still stayed in contact with me the whole time.
 
Some of these coaches - and I won't mention names - they'd be at these high conferences and they'd say they heard about me but they'd never talk to me themselves. Then when they drop down to a smaller conference I'm their man. What that told me is that they didn't think I was a top-level talent.

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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2011, 09:42:55 am »
This just made my morning. With the growth I am already seeing out of young guys and our depth issues being solved, I am growing very optimistic about the future of this program.
 
Welcome to Niner Nation Mr Henry!
 
PS - can anyone help me with how to pronounce his first name? I don't wanna butcher it.

I'm going to guess Pierre-ia but he may prefer Pie-arrhea.  It's really hard to tell sometimes until they or the coaching staff comes out and says it.

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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2011, 09:44:01 am »
This just made my morning. With the growth I am already seeing out of young guys and our depth issues being solved, I am growing very optimistic about the future of this program.
 
Welcome to Niner Nation Mr Henry!
 
PS - can anyone help me with how to pronounce his first name? I don't wanna butcher it.

pee-AIR-ee-uh would be my guess.
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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2011, 09:45:29 am »
Great to hear, needed another guy that could play pg coming in as a freshman. As Iron9er said, if we can add a power forward player, that'd be all 5 positions in one recruiting class.

Very true and as it is we will add all 5 with who we have on the bench.  Luka, Mayfield, Williams, Nickerson, Thorne - thats all 5 positions plus Henry and hopefully another big man and we are golden.

Not sure what kind of big men are left out there.  I would be ok with a juco to come in at this point.  Would rather do that than reach on a guy, but the way they are bringing them in I will trust what they are doing!

Easy to see how important those big wins are to landing a kid. 
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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2011, 10:13:45 am »
Sounds like a very nice signing. I just hope everyone here now stays, everyone remains healthy and eligible. It would be nice to have a full roster for a change.

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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2011, 10:42:44 am »
Sounds like a very nice signing. I just hope everyone here now stays, everyone remains healthy and eligible. It would be nice to have a full roster for a change.

I see what you are saying but we did have a full roster last year.  This year... yeah ok.
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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2011, 10:56:08 am »
This is exciting news. It's good to see Odom having such an influence on our recruiting and pulling in some guys he looked at while at VT.
 
Now we are down to one open scholarship and if we can get a Forward we would be pretty well rounded. Right now I would say we have the depth to even pick up a project at PF/C if needed. With all of these guards we may be a smaller but faster team next year.

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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2011, 11:07:49 am »
Kid seems to have it together.  I like it.
 
So are we expecting him to be a big time contributor his first year.  If so seems we're a little heavy in the guard area.  I wonder if they are banking on Luka not coming back?  I sure hope not.
Projecting where all these new guys will end up on the depth chart is a crapshoot at this point. Even with having seen Mayfield and Voncina in an exhibition (or playing for UGA in Mayfield's case), we really have no idea what they can do as a Niner. Same goes for the freshmen coming in obviously. If Voncina can play, there will definitely be minutes available, since no one has locked down any positions (though Green/Briscoe probably are starters at pg in some capacity at the beginning).

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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2011, 11:08:02 am »
First dual-sport star in Charlotte history?

I was wondering the same.  I know some of the incoming freshman on the baseball team were successful football players.  There are a couple of QB's and a LB on the roster. Can you red shirt in one sport but play in another?

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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2011, 11:13:49 am »
http://www.dailymail.com/Sports/201012120605?page=1&build=cache
 
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Wow, what a story. He's seen a lot of hardships. Seems to have done a good job keeping his head up despite the tough times.

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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2011, 11:21:22 am »
This just made my morning. With the growth I am already seeing out of young guys and our depth issues being solved, I am growing very optimistic about the future of this program.
 
Welcome to Niner Nation Mr Henry!
 
PS - can anyone help me with how to pronounce his first name? I don't wanna butcher it.
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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2011, 11:28:18 am »
Sounds promising.  I like that we've been able fill different positions.  Welcome to Charlotte, Henry!

I think Normmm was probably right all along, we'll be really good next year.

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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2011, 12:04:39 pm »
Did some searching trying to figure out what type of player he is found these two threads on the VCU board
 
 
The good
http://www.vcuramnation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4012&hilit=Henry
 
 
the not so good, but I think it's documented in that article that is posted.
http://www.vcuramnation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4426&hilit=henry
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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2011, 12:27:17 pm »
Did some searching trying to figure out what type of player he is found these two threads on the VCU board
 
 
The good
http://www.vcuramnation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4012&hilit=Henry
 
 
the not so good, but I think it's documented in that article that is posted.
http://www.vcuramnation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4426&hilit=henry

I saw those this morning.  Seems VCU has had a bit of bad luck lately with recruits decommitting. VCU is sitting alone a top the CAA so not sure it really matters. 

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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2011, 12:41:42 pm »
Sounds like a very nice signing. I just hope everyone here now stays, everyone remains healthy and eligible. It would be nice to have a full roster for a change.

I see what you are saying but we did have a full roster last year.  This year... yeah ok.

No, we didn't have 13 scholarship players last year either. I think we might have had 11 last year, without looking it up.
 
Edit: Yep, just checked last years roster. We had 11 scholarship players and this number included Rashad Coleman who was out the majority of the season. I don't think we've had 13 schol. players eligible/healthy in quite a few years.
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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2011, 12:46:17 pm »
This is the closest to a true PG, we'll have, I'd say. Good to hear. So he is a 2 star right?

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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2011, 12:52:16 pm »
This is the closest to a true PG, we'll have, I'd say. Good to hear. So he is a 2 star right?

Yes, listed as a 2 star 88 rating on ESPN.  Was originally a 4 star 92 rating, but along the same lines as E Vic, they dropped him as soon as he signed with a school outside a BCS conference.  ESPN ratings are straight garbage.
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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #44 on: February 04, 2011, 01:10:10 pm »
Why has it yet to show up on Ninerreport or the Observer?
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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #45 on: February 04, 2011, 01:17:22 pm »
from ESPN analyst, Reggie Rankin: Henry is a former VCU commit and picked the 49ers over Akron, Marshall, West Virginia, Xavier and Virginia Tech and late interest from Clemson and Virginia. Henry will bring a defensive mind set and the ability to make others better.

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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #46 on: February 04, 2011, 01:20:30 pm »
Any chance he becomes our first football recruit?
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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2011, 01:22:55 pm »
Why has it yet to show up on Ninerreport or the Observer?

It's on the message board but site rules may make them wait for a press release or confirmation from the player before they post an article or update the profile, I'm not sure.
 
I know everyone was hoping we landed Elijah Carter but it's interesting that on Henry's rival page the first player listed as a "similar player" is Carter.  This years class looks really good on paper just need these guys to come in work hard and play up to their potential.  If they can do that I like where this program is heading.

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Re: Pierria Henry - 2011 PG
« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2011, 01:26:41 pm »
Any chance he becomes our first football recruit?

His thoughts on the subject.
 
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VCURamNation: In addition to being recognized as a great basketball player, you are also known to be a darn good football player as well. You have said in the past that you would consider both sports if opportunities presented themselves. How does that situation affect your commitment to VCU at this point?
 
Pierria’: It doesn’t at all because honestly yes, ever since I was a little kid I’ve played all sports from basketball, football, baseball, and track, so i wanted to make history like just a few people that played both. But when it all came to reality I would have to choose which one will pay my bills in the future. If I wanted to be the best, or even make it to the pros then I would have to work after the work is over if you know what i mean, so in the off-season i wouldn’t be able to work on that position and get better because i would still be in a regular season in the other sport. Then it also takes time from my education, so really i have to choose one that i know i will work harder in, therefore i will live and stay in a gym but i would only spend a couple hours on a football field. So really I’m just going off of God-blessed talent because I just play to have fun and be a kid, I couldn’t do it for a living…
 
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