1  Pierre Henderson-Niles
Pierre Henderson-Niles

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Ridgeway/The Patterson School (N.C.)

Weight:
278

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
06/07/1987

Experience:
3L


Career Summary

Played in 110 games ... Made 26 starts ... Averaged 2.4 points and 3.0 rebounds ... Had 41 blocked shots and 36 steals ... Shot 46.8 percent from the floor and 40.4 percent from the free throw line.

Team Accomplishments

A member of Tiger teams from 2007-10 that posted a 128-20 record (.865 winning percentage) ... The 128 victories are the eighth-most for a four-year class in NCAA Division I history ... Averaged 32 wins per season ... Helped the Tigers to four-consecutive 20-plus win seasons, including three-straight 30-win campaigns from 2007-09 (33-4 in 2006-07 and 2008-09, 38-2 in 2007-08) ... Tigers earned four-consecutive postseason appearances (3 NCAA in 2007, 2008, 2009; NIT in 2010) ... Team posted a combined record of 104-10 (.912 winning percentage) from 2007-09 ... The 104 victories are tied for the most wins in a three-year span (2007-09) in NCAA Division I history (Memphis from 2006-08 and Kentucky from 1996-98 also won 104 games) ... The 71 victories (2007-08, 2008-09) are tied for the second-most wins in a two-year span in NCAA Division I history (Montana State won 72 from 1928-29) ...Tigers advanced to the 2008 NCAA title game, 2007 NCAA Elite Eight and 2009 NCAA Sweet Sixteen ... Finished all three seasons ranked in the top five of the Associated Press poll (No. 5 in 2006-07, No. 2 in 2007-08, No. 3 in 2008-09) ... In 2008-09, Memphis posted a 33-4 overall record and recorded a school-record 27-game win streak ... In 2007-08, helped Memphis to a 38-2 overall record and the NCAA championship game, where the Tigers finished as national runner-up to Kansas ... The 38 wins are the most for a single season in NCAA Division I history ... Memphis advanced to the Final Four for first time since 1985 and the NCAA title game for the first time since 1973 ... Tigers climbed to the No. 1 spot in both national polls for first time since 1983 ... Memphis held on to No. 1 national ranking for a school-record five-straight weeks ... Tigers began 2007-08 season with a 26-0 record, the best start to a campaign in school history ... Memphis won three-straight Conference USA regular season and tournament titles (2007, 2008, 2009) ... In all three seasons, Memphis posted undefeated 16-0 records in C-USA play - a first in league history ... During his career, Tigers won tied NCAA Division I mark for most consecutive conference wins (regular season and tournament) with 64-straight league wins ... Memphis set the NCAA Division I mark for most consecutive conference regular season victories with 52 straight ... In 2009-10 season, Tigers posted a 24-10 overall record and a 13-3 C-USA mark (second place) and advanced to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) second round.

Post-Senior Games

Played in the third annual Music City All-Star Classic in Nashville, Tenn. ... Helped his squad to a 90-89 win ... Started the game and saw 19 minutes of action ... Scored two points and pulled down six rebounds ... Added two steals.

2009-10 Season (Senior)

Played in 23 games and started 16 ... Remained on scholarship but did not dress out for the final 11 games of the season ... Saw his final game action vs. Gonzaga on Feb. 6, 2010 ... Averaged 5.2 points and 5.2 rebounds ... Had 19 blocked shots and 14 steals ... Shot 48.6 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from the free throw line ... Scoring average, rebounding average and field goal percentage were career highs for a season ... Had four double-figure scoring games and one double-digit rebounding contest ...

Postseason (NIT/C-USA Tournament): Did not play in the postseason ...

Conference USA play: Started all eight Conference USA games in which he played ... Remained on scholarship but did not dress out for the final eight league games of the season ... Averaged 4.3 points and 5.8 rebounds ... Shot 41.2 percent from the floor ... Played in his final conference game as a Tiger vs. UAB in early February ... Had four points, two boards and one steal in the 85-75 win over the Blazers ... Scored four points and pulled down nine rebounds (tied C-USA game high for season) in a thrilling road win at Marshall (75-72) ... Came up with a huge defensive rebound off a Marshall missed free throw with :09 left to help preserve the Tiger victory ... Had eight points, seven rebounds, one block and one steal in a home win over Houston ... Netted seven points and grabbed nine boards (C-USA game high) in a home setback to UTEP ... Had six points, seven rebounds and one blocked shot in a road win at Rice ... Posted five points and five rebounds vs. East Carolina ... Grabbed five rebounds and added one steal in the Tigers' C-USA opening win at Southern Miss ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in all 15 non-conference regular season games ... Started eight of those contests ... Scored in double figures in four contests ... Averaged 5.7 points and 4.9 rebounds vs. non-conference foes in the regular season ... Shot 52 percent from the floor in those games ... Had 17 blocks and 11 steals ... Played his final collegiate game as a Tiger vs. Gonzaga in early February ... Scored two points and grabbed four boards vs. Gonzaga ... Had 11 points, three rebounds, three blocked and three steals in a home win over Houston Baptist ... The three steals tied a career high ... Netted a career-high 15 points in a home win over IUPUI ... Scored the 15 points on 7-of-9 FG and 1-of-2 FT ... The seven FG made were a career high ... Also pulled down nine rebounds and blocked three shots vs. IUPUI ... Had 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals vs. Southeast Missouri State ... The two assists were a career best ... Scored 10 points in a road win at UALR ... Posted eight points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots vs. Montana State ... Grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds in a home win over Arkansas State ... Blocked a career-high five shots in a home victory over Oakland ... Also had six points and eight boards vs. Oakland ... Pulled down eight rebounds vs. Tennessee Tech ... Opened the season with five points and five rebounds in a home win over Jackson State.

2008-09 Season (Junior)

Saw game action in 36 of the Tigers' 37 contests ... Made 10 starts ... Averaged 2.4 points and 3.6 rebounds ... Shot 48 percent from the field and 53.6 percent from the free throw line ... Had four assists, 13 blocked shots and 12 steals ...

Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Played in five of the Tigers' six postseason games ... Did not play in the NCAA Tournament West Region semifinal contest vs. Missouri ... Averaged 0.8 points and 2.4 points in postseason play ... Saw game action in two NCAA Tournament contests ... Averaged 1.0 points and 3.0 boards in the two NCAA Tournament games ... Played three minutes in a win over Maryland in the NCAA Tournament second round ... Had one rebound and one blocked shot vs. the Terrapins ... Scored two points and pulled down five rebounds vs. Cal State Northridge in the NCAA Tournament first round ... Also had one assist, one blocked shot and one steal in the come-from-behind win over Cal State Northridge ... Played in all three Conference USA Tournament games ... Pulled down two rebounds and swatted one shot in the C-USA Tournament championship game victory over Tulsa ... Scored two points and grabbed four boards vs. Houston in the C-USA Tournament semifinal ... Played six minutes vs. Tulane in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal ...

Conference USA play: Saw action in all 16 league games ... Averaged 1.9 points and 3.4 rebounds in conference play ... Shot 53.6 percent from the field ... Had one assist, three blocked shots and four steals against C-USA foes ... Played six minutes and grabbed one board in the regular season finale vs. Tulane ... Scored two points and pulled down two rebounds in a road victory at Houston ... Grabbed eight rebounds in a home win over Southern Miss ... Had two points and two boards at UAB and two points and three rebounds at UTEP, both Tiger road victories ... Recorded two rebounds and two steals in a home win over Tulsa ... Scored six points and added eight rebounds in a home victory over Houston ... Nearly posted a double-double in a road victory at East Carolina ... Scored nine points and pulled down a season-high tying 10 rebounds vs. the Pirates ... Had four points and five rebounds vs. Rice ... Netted four points and grabbed five rebounds in the C-USA opener vs. Marshall ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Saw action in all of the Tigers' 15 non-Conference USA contests ... Averaged 3.5 points and 4.3 rebounds ... Shot 47.6 percent from the floor ... Made eight-straight starts from Dec. 2-Jan. 3 ... Had two points, four rebounds and one steal in a road win at nationally-ranked Gonzaga ... Pulled down three rebounds in a road victory at Tennessee ... Recorded three points, six boards and a season-high three blocked shots vs. Lamar ... Scored two points and added five rebounds and a career-high three steals in a home win over Northeastern ... Pulled down seven rebounds vs. Cincinnati ... Had three points and five rebounds vs. Drexel ... Netted a season-high 12 points to go along with five rebounds vs. Syracuse ... Scored his 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field ... The five FG made and the nine FG attempts both were season bests ... Played a career-high 27 minutes in a home win over Arkansas-Little Rock ... Had four points and four rebounds vs. the Trojans ... Scored four points and grabbed three boards in a road setback at nationally-ranked Georgetown ... Received first collegiate start in a home win over Marist ... Had eight points and five boards against the Red Foxes ... Saw limited minutes vs. Xavier in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship game as a result of a knee sprain he suffered in the first half against the Musketeers ... Played 23 minutes vs. Seton Hall in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off semifinal game ... Had five points and grabbed a season-best 10 boards in the victory ... Had two points and two boards vs. Chattanooga in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off quarterfinal contest ... Opened the season with a six-point, two-rebound performance vs. Fairfield.

2007-08 Season (Sophomore)

Saw game action in 26 contests ... Averaged 0.7 points and 0.8 rebounds ... Shot 40 percent from the field ... Had two assists and two steals ...

Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Played in eight of the Tigers' nine postseason games ... Did not play in the NCAA Tournament second-round contest vs. Mississippi State ... Averaged 0.3 points and 0.1 points in postseason play ... Shot 50 percent from the field ... Saw game action in five NCAA Tournament contests ... Played one minute vs. UCLA (national semifinal) and Kansas (title game) in the NCAA Final Four ... Also saw a minute of action vs. Texas in the NCAA Tournament South Region championship game ... Scored two points (1-of-1 FG) vs. Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament South Region semifinal ... Played two minutes vs. the Spartans ... Saw action vs. Texas-Arlington in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament ... In C-USA Tournament, played in all three games ... Played three minutes vs. Tulsa (title game) and Tulane (quarterfinal) ... Grabbed one rebound vs. Tulane ...

Conference USA play: Played in nine of the Tigers' 16 conference games ... Averaged 1.1 points and 1.6 boards ... Shot 37.5 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from the foul line ... Scored three points (1-of-1 FG, 1-of-2 FT) and grabbed one rebound in the regular season finale vs. UAB ... Played a season-high 14 minutes in the Tigers' win at Tulane ... Posted season bests for points (4) and rebounds (5) vs. the Green Wave ... Also had one steal vs. Tulane ... Scored one point and pulled down three rebounds in nine minutes of action vs. Southern Miss ... Grabbed three boards in seven minutes at Rice ... Played eight minutes in the C-USA opener vs. East Carolina ... Had two points, two rebounds and one steal vs. the Pirates ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Saw action in nine of the Tigers' 15 non-Conference USA contests ... Averaged 0.6 points and 0.7 rebounds ... Shot 40 percent from the floor ... Played seven minutes vs. Pepperdine ... Had one point and three boards in seven minutes vs. Siena ... Came off the bench vs. Georgetown and played four minutes ... Made two key hustle plays vs. the Hoyas to help Memphis turn a first-half deficit into a halftime lead ... Scored two points vs. Austin Peay ... Had one assist vs. Arkansas State ... Grabbed one rebound vs. Connecticut in the 2k Sports College Hoops Classic title game ... Had one board vs. Richmond and scored two points vs. Tennessee-Martin in the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic/Memphis Regional.

2006-07 Season (Freshman)

Saw game action in 25 contests ... Averaged 1.6 points and 2.2 rebounds ... Shot 42.1 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from the free throw line ... Had four assists, nine blocked shots and eight steals ... Ranked among Conference USA freshmen leaders in rebounding (16th) and blocked shots (11th) ...

Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Played in five of the Tigers' seven postseason games ... Averaged 0.2 points and 1.0 boards while shooting 50 percent from the free throw line ... Had four assists and one block ... Saw game action in two NCAA Tournament contests ... Averaged 0.5 boards in NCAA Tournament play ... Played two minutes vs. Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament South Region semifinal ... Grabbed one rebound in three minutes vs. North Texas in the NCAA Tournament first round ... Played in all three Conference USA Tournament games ... Averaged 0.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in the league tournament ... Saw a minute of action vs. Houston in the C-USA Tournament championship game ... Played a postseason-high 10 minutes vs. Tulane in the C-USA Tournament semifinal ... Scored one point (1-of-2 FT) and grabbed one board vs. the Green Wave ... Had three rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in six minutes vs. Marshall in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal contest ...

Conference USA play: Played in 10 of the Tigers' 16 conference games ... Averaged 1.4 points, 1.8 boards and 0.5 blocks ... Shot 41.7 percent from the floor and 50 percent from the foul line ... Gave valuable minutes off the bench in a road win at SMU to clinch a perfect 16-0 C-USA regular season for the Tigers ... Scored five points (2-of-3 FG, 1-of-2 FT) and had four boards and two blocks in seven minutes vs. the Mustangs ... Pulled down four rebounds in 10 minutes in a home victory over Rice ... Had four boards and one blocked shot vs. Tulane ... Played a C-USA-high 12 minutes vs. the Green Wave ... Scored two points and grabbed one board in a home win over SMU ... Had three points (1-of-2 FG, 1-of-2 FT) and attempted his first career three-pointer vs. UCF ... Scored two points (2-of-2 FT) and pulled down one rebound in a home win over Tulsa ... Had two points (1-of-3 FG) and two rebounds vs. UAB ... Grabbed two rebounds and blocked one shot vs. Marshall ...

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Saw action in 10 of the Tigers' 14 non-Conference USA contests ... Averaged 2.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.8 steals ... Shot 50 percent from the floor ... Had two points and two rebounds in a home win over Cincinnati ... Grabbed two boards in a home victory over Middle Tennessee ... Had two points and three rebounds vs. Manhattan ... Posted six points, four boards, one assist and three steals (tied career high) in a home win over Arkansas State ... Tied a season best with seven rebounds vs. Kentucky in the EA Sports Maui Invitational third-place game ... Also scored four points vs. the Wildcats ... Pulled down a season-high seven boards vs. Oklahoma in the EA Sports Maui Invitational first round ... Added six points, one assist, one blocked shot and two steals vs. the Sooners ... Recorded a career-high three steals vs. Jackson State in the season opener ... Had four points, four boards, one assist and one block in the home win over Jackson State.

Summer 2004

Played for the South team in the USA Youth Development Festival ... South squad posted a perfect 5-0 record and earned the festival's gold medal ... Saw action in three games ... Averaged 3.3 points and 1.0 rebounds.

High School

Attended The Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C., the second half of the 2005-06 campaign ... Transferred from Florida Prep ... Helped The Patterson School to a 34-3 overall record and a No. 3 national ranking from Scout.com ... Played in the 2006 Derby Festival Classic in April 2006 ... Before senior campaign, was rated the nation's No. 22 power forward and Tennessee's No. 7 player ... Ranked the nation's No. 37 player by YouthPrepStars.com ... Prior to attending prep school, played for Ridgeway High School in Memphis ... Averaged 18.0 points and 9.0 in his junior campaign at Ridgeway (2004-05) ... Named a finalist for the 2005 Memphis Commercial Appeal "Best of the Preps" Player of the Year honor ... Selected to the 2005 Appeal's "Best of the Preps"/All-Metro Class AAA team ... Helped lead the Roadrunners to a 34-5 record and the Tennessee Class AAA state championship ... Had 16 points and 12 boards in the state title game ... Named the Tennessee Class AAA state tournament MVP ... Also helped lead Ridgeway to the District 15-AAA and Region 8-AAA tournament titles ... Picked to the 2005 Tennessee All-State second team.

Personal

Full name is Jartavious Pierre Henderson-Niles ... Born June 7, 1987 ... Son of Ruby Niles and Harvey Henderson ... An Interdisciplinary Studies major.

Henderson-Niles' Career Stats
GP-GS MIN/AVG FG-A FG-Pct 3G-A 3pt-Pct FT-A FT-pct OR-DR Tot/Avg A TO BL ST Pts/Avg
06-07 25-0 185/7.4 16-38 .421 0-1 .000 7-16 .438 20-34 54/2.2 4 16 9 8 39/1.6
07-08 26-0 98/3.8 6-15 .400 0-0 .000 5-18 .278 10-11 21/0.8 2 4 0 2 17/0.7
08-09 36-10 453/12.6 36-75 .480 0-0 .000 15-28 .536 51-79 130/3.6 4 25 13 12 87/2.4
09-10 17-10 307/18.1 43-83 .518 0-0 .000 8-26 .308 41-45 86/5.1 2 18 17 12 94/5.5
Totals 104-20 1043/10.0 101-211 .479 0-1 .000
33-88
.375 122-169 291/2.8 12 63 39 34 237/2.2

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