On Sunday night, the 6-foot-7 forward from Dallas, Texas, gave a verbal commitment to play with the UNM men’s basketball team next season.

UNM beat out Georgetown, USC, Marquette and Oregon to sign the four-star prospect.

Henry joins Dominique Dunning and Hugh Greenwood as the third member of UNM’s 2011 recruiting class.

Henry averaged 14.8 points, 13.1 rebounds and 8.6 assists during his senior year at Kimball High School. He helped lead his team to a Texas 4A state championship.

“It was all about loyalty,” Henry said during his televised announcement. “They’ve (UNM) been there for most of my games. They would fly down just to say ‘hi.’… I think that can be a spot for me where I can play right away.”

The commitment is non binding until Henry signs his National Letter of Intent. He is expected to make the commitment official later this week.