NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State men’s basketball Head Coach Dana Ford announced the signing of DaJion Henderson (Los Angeles, Calif.) to a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period. The 6’7, 270 pound forward is currently in his sophomore season at El Camino College Compton Center, a junior college in California.
“We are delighted to add DaJion to the TSU Family,” Ford said. “We were looking to add immediate help to our frontcourt, and he will provide that. He has the ability to score inside and out, which should cause some match up problems for our future opponents.”
The highly-sought after post player chose TSU over UTEP, Texas Southern and UT Martin. Henderson will have two years of eligibility with the Tigers beginning with the 2017-18 season.
Playing under the direction of Head Coach Keith Higgins, EC-Compton Center is 3-1 on the season. Henderson is averaging 9.7 points and 5.5 rebounds including a nine-point, 10-rebound effort versus Glendale in the season opener.
As a freshman, Henderson played for Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, putting up 8.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. His freshman season was highlighted by 18 points versus Saddleback Community College and a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds against College of the Canyons.
Henderson played his high school basketball for Crenshaw in Los Angeles.
Henderson is the second signee for TSU during the early signing period joining David Morris (Erie, Pa.), a 6’1 guard who signed last week.