Continuing to build out its roster for 2022-23, Arizona Basketball has added a key transfer in Campbell wing, Cedric Henderson Jr.
So far, this off-season has been a rather tough one for Arizona Basketball as the Wildcats have had to replace several players. Well, luckily, they have added another crucial piece for 2022-23 in graduate transfer, Cedric Henderson Jr.
Making news on Thursday afternoon, the former Campbell wing committed to the Wildcats, this despite reportedly drawing interest from Texas Tech and NC State according to 247Sports’ Jason Scheer. Cedric of course was just on campus days prior!
Over the past couple of weeks, things had become a little concerning as Arizona still needed a few replacements for some of their roster departures, and a few of their targets had committed elsewhere.
Luckily, Tommy Lloyd and Arizona Basketball have responded in a big way, adding Henri Veesaar and Filip Borovicanin, and now Cedric Henderson Jr.
Originally a Memphis native, the 6-foot-6, 190-pound wing comes to Tucson after putting together one of his best seasons at Campbell. In 29 games, Cedric averaged 14.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game while shooting 49.8 percent from the field en route to a second-team All-Big South Conference selection.
Coming into this off-season, it was clear that Arizona needed more veteran experience, and Henderson gives the Cats just that. He is a proven, reliable, and experienced wing that should be an adequate replacement for Dalen Terry.
Now, this isn’t to say that Cedric is an NBA talent like Dalen; however, he’s a solid playmaker and athlete that has a decent shot that extends well beyond the three-point line. Beyond that, he is an above-average defender that uses his size and length well to disrupt shots.
Overall, he should play a similar role to how Dalen was with the Wildcats last season, and at this stage of the off-season, this is a good pick-up! Here’s a little introduction to the Wildcats’ latest addition!