Aaron Henry signs deal with Philadelphia 76ers

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East Lansing, Michigan – Michigan State junior men’s basketball forward Aaron Henri (Indianapolis, Indiana / Ben Davis) officially signed a bilateral deal with the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday following the 2021 NBA Draft, which was held on July 31.

A two-player for the 76ers will provide services to the G League affiliate – the Delaware Blue Cats – but may not be active for more than 50 NBA games.

Henry will make his professional debut with the 76ers at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas this week. The team kicks off the Summer League game on Monday, August 9 against the Dallas Mavericks (4 p.m. ET, NBATV).

Henry was selected to the All-Big Ten Conference Third Team by Coaches and Media, was selected to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team by Conference Coaches, and was named to the All-District V Team from the Basketball Writers Association of the United States.

A tri-captain, he led MSU in scoring (15.4 ppg), assists (3.6 pg), interceptions (1.3 spg) and minutes played (32.5 mpg), was tied for the team lead in rebounds (5.6 rpg) and was second on the team in blocks (1.3 bpg). He was 10th in the Big Ten for scorers, field goal percentage and free throw percentage, sixth for interceptions, ninth for blocked shots, 11th for assists, 14th for attendance / turnover ratio and the eighth for minutes played. Henry has scored in double digits in 26 of 28 games, including the last 15. He’s scored at least 20 points on seven occasions, including a career-high 27 points on two occasions (in Nebraska on Jan. 2 and in Indiana on Feb. 20).

Henry was one of only two Division I players to average at least 15.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.2 blocks per game.

In 97 career games (with 77 starts), Henry averaged 10.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game while shooting 44.9% from the ground and 76.2% from the field at 3 points. He ended his career with 967 points.


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