Tuesday afternoon South Carolina forward Demetrius Henry announced via his Twitter account that he will transfer from the program.
I want to thank Coach Frank and the University of South Carolina the opportunity to play here, but I will be transferring.— Demetrius Henry (@ptp_meat) April 21, 2015
Henry was one of two players suspended late in season by head coach Frank Martin because of a violation of the team's rules. Due to the suspension, Henry was absent for the last nine games of the Gamecocks season, including the SEC Tournament.
As a sophomore this season, Henry averaged 6.0 points per game and grabbed 3.6 rebounds per game in duty that sometimes started at the tip and sometimes started off the bench. As a freshman, Henry started the vast majority of the season, averaging 4.0 points and 3.4 rebounds. Before his time in Columbia, Henry starred at Northeast High School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and during his lone prep season at Faith Baptist. After putting up averages of 18.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks at Faith Baptist, Henry was rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and the No. 100 overall prospect.
Although he showed slight improvement in some areas this season, he never lived up to the bill of a top-100 prospect. In the nine games he missed due to suspension, the Gamecocks went 5-4 and won three of their last four games. Depth was an issue once the suspensions were handed down but that was the extent of what South Carolina was missing when Henry sat out.
I also want to thank the fans... Yall are some of the best in the country— Demetrius Henry (@ptp_meat) April 21, 2015
Henry also thanked the fans in a tweet after his transfer news. There is no word on who Henry's potential suitors are or where his interests may land. He's a Florida kid who enjoys his home state so any school over there is a possibility but don't expect to see Henry in another SEC school's uniform in the near future.