EAST LANSING – After making the NBA as an undrafted rookie free agent, former Michigan State star Aaron Henry is making a trip overseas.
Henry He signed with Metropolitan 92 in France As of the weekend for the 2022-23 season, it is second in professional basketball.
In the year After going undrafted in the 2021 draft, Henry signed with the Philadelphia 76ers and made his NBA debut on October 20 last year. He saw action in six games, mostly in late December and early January, before being ruled out on January 11.
He was a major contributor in the G-League, averaging 13.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in the regular season, then averaged 17 points per game to lead the Delaware Bluecoats to the G-League finals last spring. .
That performance helped Henry earn a spot on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ summer league team. But he played a bit there and after a few weeks he went overseas.
Metropolitans 92 play in the Betclic Elite League, France’s top professional league. The team plays its home games in Levallois, just outside of Paris.
He is the second former Michigan State player to sign his first overseas contract this month, after Henry Cassius Winston signed in Germany.
He is the second former Michigan State player to sign to play in France: Gavin Schilling signed to play with Limoges CSP and will play with Henry this season.
Henry spent three seasons at Michigan State from 2018-21. He averaged 15.4 points per game last season and led the Spartans in assists and rebounds.