Utah State landed its third verbal commitment in the Class of 2016 on Saturday, as 6-foot-8 combo forward Daron Henson announced that he’ll attend the Mountain West program next season. Henson joins guard Koby McEwen and forward Klay Stall in Utah State’s 2016 recruiting class to date.
Henson, who attended Bishop Alemany HS last year, is now at Cathedral Prep in Los Angeles. He announced the news of his commitment to Utah State via his Twitter account.
Henson also held offers from programs such as Tulsa, UTEP and Loyola Marymount. As a junior at Bishop Alemany Henson was a first team All-Mission League (CIF Southern Division) selection, with then-teammate Shacquille Dawkins being named league MVP.
Henson’s a stretch four with the ability to score away from the basket as well as in the post, and this summer he played for the NorthWest XPress grassroots program on the Nike EYBL circuit. In 15 games he averaged 12.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the XPress.
Next year he’ll join a Utah State front court that won’t lack for depth. Among the options first-year head coach Tim Duryea has at his disposal are junior Jalen Moore (small forward) and sophomore David Collette. Both are expected to be in the running for All-Mountain West honors this season, with the latter being the conference’s best freshman in 2014-15.
Those options will give Henson the time needed to add some strength in preparation for the college game.