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Demetrius Henry to transfer


South Carolina sophomore forward Demetrius Henry announced via his Twitter account on Tuesday that he plans on transferring from the university.

Henry, a Miami, Florida native, was suspended along with freshman guard/forward Shamiek Sheppard because of conduct detrimental to the team on Feb. 17.

Because of the suspension, Henry missed the final nine games of South Carolina's season. 

"I want to thank Coach Frank and the University of South Carolina the opportunity to play here, but I will be transferring," Henry tweeted.

Henry started in 19 of the 21 games he played in this past season and averaged six points per game while shooting 51 percent from the field. 

Last week, South Carolina head coach Frank Martin told The State's David Cloninger that he planned on meeting with both Henry and Sheppard. 

A four-star recruit of high school, Henry was ranked the 100th best player in the class of 2013 by and chose South Carolina over offers from the likes of Cincinnati, Kansas State, Miami (FL), Missouri, Clemson and Tennessee amongst others. 

South Carolina went 5-4 in its final nine games following the suspensions of Henry and Sheppard. 


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