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Henry gives back

July 14, 2004

Albany--About the only thing that can slow Lea Henry down these days is a busy airport. The Georgia State women's basketball coach arriving a day late to her annual camp at Deerfield-Windsor after delays at a Colorado airport prevented her from getting back in time for the start of camp.

But the fact that Henry is even in town this week is impressive in itself. Not only is this the prime recruiting season for college coaches but earlier this year Henry's schedule got even busier when she was named an assistant on USA Basketball's Women's Junior World Team.

It's an honor that's near and dear to Henry's heart because as a player she was a part of 10 different USA Basketball squads. Henry says her involvement with USA Basketball this go-round is much different than from when she was a player.

"This is work, this is more giving back to the organization but it's also something that I know that I'll really enjoy working with young people. It's the best players in the country of the age group of 18 and 19 year olds. So it's going to be challenging, but I think it will also be rewarding and it's a chance for me to give back," Henry said.

Henry's annual camp runs through Thursday at Deerfield Windsor then it's off to Puerto Rico next month for a qualifying tournament with the Women's Junior World Team. The World Championships are next summer in Africa.

Posted at 6:50pm by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com