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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 17, 2008

Hunter Henry Becomes 10th Bearcat to Reach 1,000 Points and 500 Rebounds

MARYVILLE - In Hunter Henry's first career game vs. St. Mary (Kan.) on Nov. 15, 2005, he notched the first of his 14 career double-doubles with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

From Nov. 25, 2007, through Dec. 1, 2008, he strung together 33 straight games with double-digit points, a school record. On Nov. 17, 2008, he went 11-of-11 from the field against St. Mary to set a program record for the best field goal percentage in a game.

With a 21-point and eight-rebound performance against Pittsburg State Feb. 16, Henry became the 10th player in Northwest history to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in his career. He stands with exactly 1,000 points and 507 rebounds in 80 games.

He's the first Bearcat to reach the mark since Matt Redd ended his career in 1999.

Through three seasons, Henry has earned MIAA Player of the Week honors five times and was named the league's most valuable player last season, the first sophomore to win the honor in more a decade. He's started 53 of his last 54 games.

Henry was named a second-team preseason All-American by Sporting News Magazine this season. He ended 2007 as a DII Bulletin Fourth-Team All-American, All-NABC and Daktronics All-South Central Region selection and was named to the MIAA All-Tournament team.

He holds additional school records for best free throw percentage in a game (14-of-14 against Missouri Southern-March 1, 2007) and blocked shots in a game (five against Emporia State-Feb. 7, 2008). His 56.4 career field goal percentage is currently first in Northwest records. Henry is fourth in career blocks with 61 and needs eight more to move into third.

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