Charlotte, NC - Charlotte 49ers men's basketball sophomore guard Pierria Henry was just named Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week for the final week of the regular-season. This marks the first time in his career that he has been named A-10 Player of the Week, last season he was named A-10 Rookie of the Week a couple of times. Henry is the first Niner to be named A-10 Player of the Week since Javarris Barnett claimed the honor, January 3, 2011. Henry is the seventh different Niner to earn Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors.
Last week, Henry became the second 49ers this season to record consecutive double-doubles. Last Wednesday, he scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds with five assists and three steals in the 49ers 89-87 overtime win at Duquesne. Then, he scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the 49ers 52-40 win over Saint Joseph's last Saturday.
For the week, he averaged 15 points, 10.5 rebounds, three assists and 2.5 steals in helping the 49ers win their final two regular-season games and earn a berth in this week's Atlantic 10 Tournament.
Henry averages 10.0 points per game and is tied for second on the team in rebounding at 5.3 boards per game. He has recorded 106 assists and ranks among the nation's leaders with 83 steals.
Henry and the rest of the 49ers return to action when they play Richmond in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament, Thursday, March 14 at 12 pm.