Pierria Henry signed and waived by the Houston Rockets

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Giannis Askounis

12/Oct/22 18:49


The latest moves completed by the Houston Rockets involve Pierria Henry

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Following three seasons in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Pierria Henry signed with the Houston Rockets, as reported by Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic. However, just a few days later, on the 15th of October, the team from Texas waived the former Baskonia and Fenerbahce player.

Early in the 2022 offseason, he left Fenerbahce Beko to pursue NBA opportunities. Joining the Washington Wizards, he put up 2.5 points, 3.8 assists, 1.8 rebounds, and 0.8 steals per game over four appearances in the NBA2K23 Summer League held in Las Vegas. He lasted 14.7 minutes per contest.

Landing in Houston with the Rockets signing and then waiving players, Henry can end up at the G League affiliate, Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In any case, his rights in Europe belong to Fener.

A real gem of a player overseas. Starting from Georgia, he went to Germany, Israel, Turkey, and Russia, before upping his career to the next level and the top club continental competition, the EuroLeague. He logged 87 appearances between Fenerbahce and TD Systems/Bitci Baskonia producing 8.9 points, 5.2 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game over the last three seasons. Averaging 7.9 points, 4.2 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per contest made out his efforts in the 2021-22 season playing for the Istanbul outfit.

Building his way up the European ladder as a solid player on both offense and defense, he is determined to complete yet another step by making it to the NBA, seven years after wrapping up a standout college career in Charlotte from 2011 to 2015.