UMass Lowell's Darius Henderson (4) goes up for a shot in this file photo.

MISSOULA — The Montana men's basketball team has added another player to its roster with the addition of UMass Lowell transfer Darius Henderson.

Henderson, listed at 6-foot-9, 230 pounds, posted on his Instagram account he had committed to the Grizzlies on Saturday. Montana confirmed he joined the program on Tuesday evening. 

Henderson played the entire 2018-19 season and nine games this year. He will not be eligible to play until grades are finalized after the 2020 fall academic semester.

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Darius Henderson

From Pasadena, California, Henderson starred at La Salle High School, where he averaged 18 points, 15 rebounds, seven blocks and five assists as a junior.

During his freshman season with the River Hawks, Henderson played in 31 games with 27 starts. He averaged 5.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per game, while flashing a 3-point stroke — Henderson hit 10 of 31 shots from deep last season.

In nine games this season with UMass Lowell, a Division I school that plays in the America East Conference, Henderson scored 3.3 points per game and averaged 2.3 rebounds a contest.  

It is almost the exact situation Montana was in with sophomore forward Yagizhan Selcuck, a midyear transfer from Towson. Selcuck has been eligible to play since Dec. 21 after sitting out two semesters.

Henderson will have 1.5 years of eligibility for the Grizzlies, though a waiver request could be a possibility. Montana will have five open athletic scholarships ahead of the 2020-21 season and Henderson will likely receive on of those.

Confirmation on whether or not he will be on scholarship was not immediately available.

He will join a class that includes freshman signees Brandon Whitney, Robby Beasley, Josh Bannan and Hunter Clarke.

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Jordan Hansen covers a bunch of stuff for the Missoulian and 406 Sports. Shout at him on Twitter @jordyhansen or shoot him an email at Jordan.Hansen@406mtsports.com

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