GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro men’s basketball head coach Wes Miller has announced the signings of Jarrett Hensley and AJ McGinnis to National Letters of Intent. They will join the Spartans as freshmen during the 2020-2021 season.
“Jarrett and AJ embody what it means to be a Spartan,” Miller said. “They are hard workers, leaders and proven winners. Jarrett is extremely versatile. He creates for others, he can guard multiple positions and his length and athleticism are factors on both ends. On top of that, he can flat out score the ball. His ability to stretch the floor with his 6-8 frame will generate a lot of offense for us. AJ is an elite shooter. He's a threat to score the ball from anywhere on the basketball court. His superpower is going to draw attention as soon as he steps on the floor. Defensively, his rangy quickness fits who we are — he can cover ground and guard the ball. We are fortunate to have two big time players added to the UNCG Basketball family today.”
Miller added: "We are very fortunate to be adding these two talented players from one of the best prep school programs in the country. Coach Adam Donyes (Link Year Coach) does an excellent job preparing his players for the demands of college basketball."
Hensley and McGinnis are currently teammates at Link Year Prep, where both are in postgraduate years.
Hensley this season is currently averaging 14.7 points and five rebounds per game. Prior to his time at Link Year Prep, the 6-foot-8 guard/forward attended Leavenworth (Kan.) High School, where he was a first-team all-conference selection during a senior campaign in which he averaged 21 points, eight rebounds and four assists per contest.
McGinnis, meanwhile, is currently averaging 22 points and 3.7 rebounds per game at Link Year Prep while shooting 53 percent from three-point. During his senior year at James Clemens (Ala.) High School, the 6-foot-4 guard was named to the All-Area Team as he averaged 17.5 points, five rebounds and four assists per game.
“UNCG is getting two of the best players that Link Year has ever produced,” Donyes said. “AJ and Jarrett are high character kids with the desire to develop into elite college basketball players."
Current sophomore forwards Mohammed Abdulsalam and Angelo Allegri also attended Link Year Prep.
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