Pierria Henry leaves Fenerbahce, joins Wizards' training camp

2022-06-24 21:54
Credit: Tolga Adanali/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images
Credit Tolga Adanali/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, which started their preparation for the new season without slowing down after coach Dimitris Itoudis was appointed as head coach, have strengthened their squad adding Johnathan Motley and Samet Geyik.

However, one of their 2021-22 players has just left the squad. Pierria Henry, who joined the Turkish team from Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz last summer, said goodbye to Fenerbahce Beko with an emotional post on his social media account.

"I want to start off by saying, thank you to everyone for the unconditional love. From the start of the season, when I lost my cousin, as well as other loved ones throughout the season. You all embraced me and allowed me to be a part of this amazing family.

3-pointers this season

Points made: 7,5
Accuracy: 32,7%
Place in standings: 16
Record max: 15
Record min: 3
Most made 3FGs: Marko Guduric

From the beginning it was no secret. This was destined for us to become champions! And we would have never finished strong if we didn’t face/ stand up against adversity every time it presented itself. The way we all fought through the hardships together allowed us to not only beat (arguably the best team in Europe) but to become what we all knew we are made of! (The best team in Europe)

I’m extremely grateful and truly blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of good-hearted individuals. From the front office, to all staff members, and of course my brothers in the locker room. I was able to learn and gain so much from this season. Especially from the living legends and even my younger brothers.

With all that we lost as a team (players-games), the family members we all lost during our time of sacrificing.. to any unfortunate situations, we overcame it all.. with a smile on our faces, and our heads held high. I will say, I had an amazing experience and it was #wild&wonderful, full of joy, and a lot of great memories!

This is my farewell for now, until we meet again!" Henry wrote on Instagram. 

According to The Athletic 's Washington Wizards reporter John Robbins, Pierria Henry will be one of the participants of the basketball camp that the Washington Wizards will host over the weekend.

The American point guard with the Senegalese passport, who played 28 EuroLeague matches with Fenerbahce Beko last season, averaged 7.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. He had signed a 1+1 year deal with the Turkish side. 

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Position Player Status
PG Pierria Henry Signed until 2022 +1
PG Ismet Akpinar (story) Signed until 2023
SG Melih Mahmutoglu (story) Signed until 2024
SG Sehmus Hazer Signed until 2024
SF Marko Guduric Signed until 2023
SF Dyshawn Pierre Signed until 2023 +1
SF/PF Metecan Birsen Signed until 2023 + 1
PF Achille Polonara Signed until 2023 +1
PF/C Samet Geyik (story) Signed until 2023
C Devin Booker Signed until 2023
C Johnathan Motley (story) Signed until 2024
Coach Dimitris Itoudis (story)
Expired contract Nando De Colo, Tarik Biberovic, Danilo Barthel (won't come back), Jan Vesely (won't come back), Ahmet Duverioglu (won't come back), Jehyve Floyd (won't come back), Markel Starks (won't come back)
Rumored to leave Aleksandar Djordjevic (won't come back), Pierria Henry (won't come back), Nando De Colo
Interested Naz Mitrou-Long (story), Nick Calathes (story), Nikola Milutinov, Scottie Wilbekin (story)

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