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Southern University adds former PAC-12 big men in latest recruiting class

Pac-12 size and family ties headline Southern University recruiting class for Sean Woods.

Harrison Henderson started his career at UCLA before moving on to the University of Milwaukee. (Twitter photo)

Harrison Henderson,  6’11”,  240,  Forward/Center,  Dallas, TX.,
The University of Milwaukee and USC Transfer

Saw action in 27 games over the course of his only season with UW Milwaukee averaging 3.2 points and 1.7 rebounds per contest. Turned in a team-leading performance against Wisconsin Lutheran, finishing with a team-high and career-best 16 points. Chipped in 7 points, 2 rebounds and a block at Kansas. Went off for 13 points in just 16 minutes of action against Green Bay. 

Spent his first two seasons at the University of Southern California, playing in 11 games as a sophomore, with the Trojans posting a 24-12 record while finishing the postseason in the National Invitation Tournament. As a freshmen, Henderson averaged 1.3 points and a rebound per contest as USC posted 26  victories before getting knocked out of the NCAA Tournament in the second round. 

As a senior at South Grand Prairie High School was rated a three-star recruit in the class of 2016 … was ranked No. 201 nationally in the 247Sports rankings, 48th among power forwards and 15th in the state of Texas. Averaged 12.1 points and 6.6 rebounds and was named first-team all-district as a senior.

Coach Woods on Harrison:
“Harrison will bring size, length, athleticism and another low post presence both on offense and defense.  He also has the potential to stretch the defense with his shooting ability from the outside and the ability to score in the post. I am excited to add his ability, experience and character to our Jaguar program!”

Andre Allen brings size with him to Baton Rouge.

Andre Allen,  6’9″,  210,  Forward,  Los Angeles, CA.,
Arizona Western College and Arizona State University 

Transfer from Arizona State, who played four games in limited action.  Allen spent two seasons at Arizona Western College (JC) where he was a 3 star prospect by 24/7 Sports and was ranked the 12th best player in the 
nation in junior college.  Also was ranked as the 11th best player in the nation by

Allen averaged 13.3 points and 8.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Arizona Western, in leading the Matadors to the NJCAA National Tournament, while shooting .473 from the field and .686 from the free-throw line. He had eight games in which he scored 20 points or more and reached double figures in rebounding 14 times. 

He averaged 10.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in his freshman season (2017-18) as the team went 23-10 and 16-6 in league play. He had a career-high 27 points against Tohono O’odham Community College.  Allen originally signed a letter of intent with the University of Buffalo but he obtained a release after a coaching change. He played his high school ball at Balboa City School, where they went 34-6 during his senior season.
Coach Woods on Andre:
“Andre is a versatile 6’9 combo big with high major athleticism and ability.  Has a great motor, which allows
him to be a very tenacious rebounder and shot blocker.  He adds scoring on the inside for us.”

Samkelo Cele, 6’5″, 210,  Forward,  Duban, South Africa.,
Bull City Prep and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (JC)

Cele averaged 15.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game his sophomore season at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. Helped lead the Norseman to a 25-7 record, and 15-1 record in conference and winning the NJCAA Region 2
Regular Season Championship.  Also earned Second Team Region 2 Honors.  Cele shot 51 percent from the field, 41 percent from the 3 point line and shot 80 percent from the free throw line. 

Had season highs of 26 points at Redlands and Eastern Oklahoma and 15 rebounds vs Western Oklahoma JC.  As a freshman helped lead the Norseman to a 27-7 record, and 14-2 record in conference play as they won the NJCAA Region 2 Regular Season and Tournament Championships.  Averaged 7.5 points and 4.2 rebounds as a freshman, as they advanced to
the NJCAA National Tournament.  Attended Bull City Prep in North Carolina.

Coach Woods on Samkelo:

“Samkelo brings versatility, energy and great toughness to our team.  He’s a guard with size that plays on both ends of the court.   He can score in a variety of ways and is a tenacious offensive rebounder. Great young man who I’m looking forward to coaching!”

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Southern University adds former PAC-12 big men in latest recruiting class
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