Rothstein | Corey Henson returning to Wagner for senior year

STORRS, CT - NOVEMBER 11: Wagner Seahawks Guard Corey Henson (0) works around UConn Huskies Guard Alterique Gilbert (3) during the first half of a men's NCAA division 1 basketball game between the Wagner Seahawks and the UConn Huskies on November 11, 2016, at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT. (Photo by David Hahn/Icon Sportswire)
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Guard Corey Henson will return to Wagner for his senior season, a source told FanRag Sports on Tuesday.

Henson — the team’s leading scorer last season — had requested and been granted his release to transfer from the school in April. He averaged 14.6 points last season on his way to being a Second-Team All-Northeast Conference selection. Henson also led the Seahawks in scoring his sophomore year, averaging 13.3 points, and was a Second-Team All-Northeast Conference pick that year as well. Henson also was also the team’s best free-throw shooter last season, shooting 82 percent from the line.

The Maryland native helped lead Wagner to the NIT in 2016 as the Seahawks beat St. Bonaventure in the first round before losing in the second round to Creighton. The Seahawks lost to Saint Francis last season in the second round of the Northeast Conference Tournament.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard scored in double figures 23 times last year and scored 20-plus points on four occasions.  He averaged 9.1 points his freshman year after finishing off his high school career at DeMatha Catholic High in Maryland.

Former American wing Lonnie Rivera committed to play for Wagner on Monday, though he will have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.

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