Darien Henry
Darien Henry

Player Profile

Roxbury, N.J.

High School:
Seton Hall Prep

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 211



On Henry: Determined, physical walk-on player who practiced with the Terps through much of their national championship season in 2002 and saw game action across the last two seasons ... an agile and versatile big man who concentrates his efforts toward preparing the Terps for each upcoming opponent, and has earned minutes at the small and power forward positions ... a long-reaching post player with tremendous leaping ability ... joined the team as a walk-on after dominating play at the Campus Recreation Center and in the intramural leagues in his first two years of college.

Williams on Henry: "Darien's contributions have been amazing to our team. Every day in practice he blocks somebody's shot. Very rarely do you get a walk on with the ability that Darien has. Darien could play a role this year, without a doubt, and to see him combine being an engineering major with being a basketball player has really been something for me to admire. His whole day is taken up with those two things and he does a great job in both areas."

As a Junior in 2003-04: Played in nine games and averaged 2.2 minutes for the Terps as a junior ... maintained a career .500 field goal percentage, connecting on two of his four attempts on the season ... scored in back-to-back games with buckets vs. Pepperdine (Dec. 14) and UNC Greensboro (Dec. 23) ... played a career-high five minutes vs. American in season-opener (Nov. 22), later tying that mark vs. the Waves (Dec. 14) ... grabbed a season-high two boards and added a block and a steal against the Eagles in the Terps' season-opening win ... came off the bench for one minute apiece vs. ACC opponents Clemson (Feb. 24) and Wake Forest (Feb. 28) ... saw first ACC action of the season with a minute late in the first half at Virginia (Feb. 4) .... played three minutes vs. UMES (Jan. 6) and recorded a steal ... his action against the Hawks marked his fourth appearance across a five-game stretch ... recipient of the 2004 Maryland Basketball "Mr. Hustle" Award.

As a Sophomore in 2002-03: Saw action in nine games ... made the most of his opportunities, scoring in five of nine games played and finishing the season shooting .500 from the field ... made his only shot attempt in two minutes vs. Loyola (Feb. 2) ... grabbed a career-high three rebounds in three minutes vs. Florida State (Jan. 11) ... threw down a slam dunk and made one steal in one minute played against Wagner (Jan. 4) ... played three minutes vs. UMBC and registered his first points as a collegian, scoring three and adding a rebound (Dec. 23) ... saw two minutes of action vs. Duquesne (Nov. 30) and contributed an assist and a steal ... made his collegiate debut vs. The Citadel (Nov. 27) and registered a blocked shot.

At Seton Hall Prep High School: Graduated from Seton Hall Prep School in spring 2000 ... played just one year of varsity basketball, as a senior during 2000 when he averaged 3.5 points per game ... he also ran track during his senior year, participating in the high hurdles and high jump.

Personal: Darien George Henry ... son of Vivian and George Henry ... an only child ... a member of the National Honor Society in high school, and a member of the Key Scholar Program at Maryland ... attends the university on a partial academic scholarship ... favorite sports movie is "Blue Chips" ... majoring in computer engineering.