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Clayton Henry to return to NMSU for 2020-2021 season

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- After a season that was plagued by injuries, Clayton Henry announced he's coming back to New Mexico State.

Henry received a waiver that will make him fully eligible for the 2020-21 season.

An unfortunate pair of injuries kept Henry on the sidelines for all but one of the Aggies' 31 games this past season. 

Before the campaign started, Henry tore a tendon in his hand while bracing himself for a fall during a weight training session. 

After recovering from that injury, Henry suffered a broken hand during practice on Dec. 30 that halted the rest of his season.

"I didn't have the senior season I expected, but it made me hungrier than ever and also gave me a different perspective of the game by watching from the sidelines," Henry said.

In his first full season in Las Cruces, Henry played in all 35 games while averaging 5.4 points and 3.2 rebounds.

He played his best in the 2018-19 season down the stretch, however, averaging 12 points and 3.3 rebounds in the WAC Tournament while draining eight three-pointers. 

"It feels great coming back to New Mexico State for one more year," said Henry. "I loved the way I developed as a player and as a man in Las Cruces." 

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Adrian Ochoa

Adrian Ochoa is ABC-7’s Sports Director.


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