Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Morehead State Signs Djimon Henson and Jordan Walker for 2016

Morehead State recently signed Djimon Henson and Jordan Walker for the Class of 2016.

Here is a release from MSU:

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Djimon Henson, a 6-foot-3 guard from Lawrence North High School (Ind.), and Jordan Walker, a 6-foot-1 guard from Cathedral High School (Ind.) have signed National Letters of Intent with the Morehead State men's basketball program. Both will be freshmen during the 2016-17 school year.

"We are excited to get two of the top ten players out of the state of Indiana," said head coach Sean Woods. "It lets you know how far we've come at Morehead State to be able to go out and get two kids from a state that has a great tradition of high school basketball. More importantly, I think we got two great kids, both on and off the court, and I'm just ecstatic that we were able to get both of these young players to join our basketball program."

Henson, a native of Indianapolis, averaged 18.5 points and 6.0 rebounds as a junior in 2014-15. His head coach at Lawrence North is the legendary Jack Keefer, who is in his 45th season as head coach.

He was named a Indiana Junior All-Star, is ranked eighth in Indiana's Class of 2016, and was named one of the top candidates for 2016 IndyStar Mr. Basketball.

"Djimon is a player who can score in bunches. He can take you off the dribble and really shoot it," said Woods. "He's a big time scorer. He reminds you of a young Tony Delk."

Walker, also from Indianapolis, averaged 14.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists as a junior in 2014-15. He is ranked as the ninth best player in the state by IndyStar and the third best point guard. He was named Second Team All-City and to the All-City Tournament Team as a junior.

"Jordan is an old-school player who reminds you a little bit of Rumeal Robinson, who won a national championship at Michigan," said Woods. "He has a strong body, he's an explosive athlete, and he's a point guard who can play some two-guard as well. He can shoot it and has a great pace about himself."

Growing up in the same area, Henson and Walker's paths have crossed throughout their young careers.

"They both have known each other since they were young, they've played AAU basketball together, and they have played against each other in high school," said Woods. "To have two guys who really know each other is big, too, and it kind of helped in the recruiting process."

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