Kittanning's Henry eyes junior college path
By Matt Grubba
Published: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 1:16 a.m.
Sterling Henry plans to play basketball this winter, but where the Kittanning senior will be playing is an ongoing question.
The college search for the Wildcats' leading scorer and Leader Times Player of the Year for 2012-13 has continued past Memorial Day, and though Henry doesn't have a specific destination picked, he might have his plan for the next school year lined up.
Though Henry has garnered interest from schools such as Thiel, La Roche and Edinboro, he is now leaning toward the option of attending a junior college before transferring to a larger school.
“I think I'm going to go to a junior college, but I don't know where yet,” he said. “I'll play there, get my grades up there and hopefully go to a Division II school after a year or two.”
Henry, a 6-foot-4 guard, comes out of high school rated as one of the top 40 seniors in Western Pennsylvania, according to the Pittsburgh Basketball Report, and he finished his high school career as the No. 2 all-time scorer in Kittanning basketball history with 1,084 points. He also helped led the school to two playoff wins this year, the first time Kittanning had accomplished that feat in 88 years.
His hope is that a productive year or two at the junior college level will open up even more options at NCAA-level schools, and he has continued to work on his game to reach that goal.
“I've been shooting hoops all the time and doing lots of running,” Henry said. “I don't play on one AAU team, but whenever a team calls, I'm ready to play.”
Henry has plenty of options when it comes to junior colleges. There are 23 schools that offer men's basketball just in Region XX of the National Junior College Athletic Association, which covers Western Pennsylvania and Maryland.
One of those is likely to be where Henry calls home in the near future, as he takes the next step in his basketball career.
“I want to stay closer to home next year,” Henry said. “I think I'm going to go for liberal arts those first two years, get that out of the way, and then transfer to play at a bigger school.”
Matt Grubba is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at email@example.com or via Twitter @Grubba_Trib.
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