By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
One year after becoming a player of Fenerbahce Beko, Pierria Henry left the Istanbul giant, he announced in an emotional message shared on Instagram Friday. He is slated among the participants of the minicamp hosted by the Washington Wizards this weekend, as reported by Josh Robbins of The Athletic.
Henry, 29, has been linked to Real Madrid since late May and emerged as a target for other Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams as well. However, a potential opportunity to play in the NBA is likely to be his priority.
Coming out of Charlotte in 2015, he tipped off his professional career in Georgia. Building up the path to evolving into an elite defender and solid offensive contributor in the premier club continental competition of Europe, he also played in Germany for ratiopharm Ulm, Turkey for Tofas, and Russia for UNICS. Joining Baskonia in 2019 led him to the EuroLeague and a couple of years later signed a 1+1 contract with Fener.
Producing 7.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 0.1 blocks per contest painted the picture of his efforts in the 2021-22 edition of the EuroLeague. At the domestic level, packing 8.5 points, 5.9 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game helped Fenerbahce beat rival and ‘arguably the best team in Europe’ Anadolu Efes in the Finals of the Playoffs and become the BSL champion.
“And we would have never finished strong if we didn’t face/ stand up against adversity every time it presented itself,” he wrote bidding farewell to the Fener loyals, “The way we all fought through the hardships together. Allowed us to not only beat (arguably the best team in Europe) but to become what we all knew we are made of! (The best team in Europe).”