Charlotte 49ers junior guard Pierria Henry was named to the Conference USA Men’s Basketball Preseason Watch list as selected by the coaches.

The 16-player list features nine all-conference performers, eight with postseason experience and a number of all-region selections. The watch list includes eight seniors, five juniors and three sophomores.

Henry is the 49ers leading returner scorer after averaging 10.2 points per game last season. Last season, Henry played an integral in helping the 49ers win 21 games and reach the postseason play for the time since 2008 with a trip to the NIT.

The past two seasons, Henry has ranked among the nation’s leaders in steals. Last year, he dished out 122 assists and recorded 84 steals.

Henry was named to the 2013 Atlantic 10 All-Defensive team. Last year, he earned Great Alaska Shootout Most Outstanding Player honors after helping the 49ers capture the Great Alaska Shootout title. As a freshman in 2012, he was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team.

Henry and the rest of the Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball begin the season with an exhibition game in Halton Arena against Wingate, Saturday, November 2 at 4:30 pm. The 49ers begin the regular-season in Halton Arena against ETSU, Friday, November 8 at 7:30 pm.