Arnold Henry's Basketball Career
Arnold Henry is a 6-foot-7-inch, 250-pound power forward of Castries, Saint Lucia. He is the first and only native of his Caribbean island homeland to achieve a full basketball scholarship and to play at the NCAA Division I level as a freshman.
In 2001, Arnold Henry was Saint Lucia's National Junior Basketball Player of the year. He was a member of Saint Lucia's Winward Islands Inter-Secondary School Team for three years in a row (2001, 2002 and 2003).
A 2002 high school graduate of Entrepot Secondary School in St. Lucia, Henry was part of 2000 Inter-Secondary School Championship team.
In 2003, Henry spent a post-graduate year at Massanuttan Military Academy in Woodstock, Virginia USA, under coach Bruce Kreutzer. Henry averaged 10.5 points and nine rebounds per game to help lead the Colonels' post-graduate basketball program to a 19-7 season record. He was one of at least five MMA basketball players to head on to play at the NCAA Division I level.
In 2004, Henry became the first Saint Lucian to play NCAA Division I basketball as a freshman after signing a full basketball scholarship to the University Of Vermont. However, his success at UVM was dismissed due to events that are better told in his debut autobiography, Hanging On To My Dreams.
In 2005, Arnold Henry held on to his hoop dreams and signed to Carl Albert State College, a junior college of Poteau, Oklahoma USA. Henry played one season for the Carl Albert Vikings before graduating with an Associate Degree in Computer Science.
In 2006, Arnold Henry became an Osprey, signing yet another full NCAA Division I basketball scholarship, this time, to the University of North Florida.
Finally, 2007-2008, Henry finished his basketball season at the NAIA level, as the starting forward for Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida USA with a 20-12 season team record. He was part of the 2008 Florida Sun Conference championships. Henry and his team was selected into the NAIA's National Championship Tournament in Point Lookout, Missouri USA.
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