Ma’Qhi Berry and Asia Henderson have signed national letters of intent to attend school and compete with the UTEP women’s basketball team starting in the 2017-18 scholastic year, head coach Keitha Adams announced Thursday.
Henderson, a 6'1 forward, was a four-year starter for South View High School from Hope Mills, North Carolina. She is already among school’s top-10 career rankings for blocked shots (120-fifth) and total rebounds (533) and also holds school’s single-game rebound record at 23.
She was selected to the Mid-South All-Conference first team and NCBCA All-District first team as a junior after leading the team in points per game (11.2), rebounds per game (11.3) and blocked shots per game (3.0). She also posted 16 double-doubles on the season, her 306 rebounds were the second most in a single season at the school while the 80 blocked shots ranked third.
“She’s a post player with great size. Keith Adams said. "I really like Asia’s work ethic and competitiveness. She’s a post player who plays really hard. We’re really excited about her coming to UTEP. She has great up size, good hands and can shoot free throws. With her work ethic we think she can have a bright college career."
Berry, a 5'8 guard from Irving, Texas, is a two-time first team All-District and first team All-Region honoree for Ranchview High School.
She was also named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A All-State girls team as a junior … recognized as the District 10-4A MVP in both years as well. She averaged 15.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.1 blocks with 18 double-doubles in 52 career games played.
The left-handed guard is rated as three-star prospect by ESPN Hoop Gurlz, and averaging 16.9 points per game to go along with 6.8 rebounds, and 6.0 steals last season as a junior.
“She’s very athletic and is a very good player in transition." Adams said of Berry. "She’s a great passer who can get to the basket. She’s extremely competitive and plays hard. We like her athleticism and like her competitiveness.”