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Maryland basketball transfer news: Terry Henderson to visit College Park

Mark Turgeon is set to host another high-profile transfer target soon after Robert Carter's visit.

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Coveted West Virginia transfer guard Terry Henderson will visit Maryland this weekend and NC State later this month, ESPN's Jeff Goodman is reporting.

Henderson, a 6'4" rising junior out of Raleigh, would have to sit out a year before being able to play at another school. A former three-star recruit out of high school and one of the top 10 prospects from North Carolina in his class, Henderson was recruited by Maryland before commiting to the Mountaineers in late 2011.

Last season, Henderson averaged 11.7 points in 27.0 minutes per game, shooting 43.9% from the floor, 37.6% from three and grabbing 2.9 rebounds per game. Most of the shots he takes are three pointers, but he's athletic enough to get to the hoop and is a presence on the defensive end.

What's the scholarship situation?

Henderson is a pretty similar kind of player to Nick Faust, actually (Ben Broman even made the comparison when Maryland first offered him), with two big differences -- he's a better shooter and he turns the ball over less. Henderson ranked third on the Mountaineers in turnover rate last season, giving away the ball just 1.1 times per game. He also posted a 116.3 offensive rating last season, which would have led the Terps.

Here's a highlight tape from his high school days:

As for Robert Carter, he's still on his visit to College Park, and is expected to make his decision quite soon (which bodes very well for the Terps). He would also have to sit out a season before being able to play, but finding blue-chip big men who have actually lived up to the billing in college isn't exactly something you pass up.