LEON HENRY #15
Height: 6ft 7in - 202cm
Position: Power Forward/Small Forward
Years Pro: 13
3 x ANBL Champion
6 x Sal's NBL Champion
2013 Sal's NBL Finals MVP
2015 ANBL Dunk Champion
Sal's NBL all time 3pt record
Sal's NBL Wellington Saints most rebounds in game - 21
The Franklin Bulls are proud to announce our first ever player signing. This is a historic day for the team, the franchise and our community.
We would like to officially welcome home to South Auckland and to the Franklin Bulls, 6 time Sal’s NBL champion, Leon Henry.
Leon is the first ever official signing for the Bulls, who were a late entry into the Sal’s NBL 2020 competition.
“We couldn’t have started our team, without bringing a few of our local boys home. Leon has had an outstanding career and we look forward to having his knowledge, skill and experience as part of our inaugural season in the league”. Jamie Reddish, Bulls General Manager.
“We know he’s already been in conversations with new Head Coach, Liam Simmons. I know Liam is excited to have a person with Leon’s considerable experience to help lead the team and create a great team culture.”
New Head Coach Liam Simmons, said he's very excited to sign Leon to the club.
"I can’t think of a more appropriate and deserving individual than Leon to be our first ever signing. Growing up here in South Auckland it means a lot to Leon to play in front of his friends and family and represent his community. Basketball has taken Leon all over NZ and the world and everywhere he has played he has established himself as champion and a leader and that caliber of player is exactly what our team needs right away. He brings 3 ANBL Championships 6 NZNBL Championships a NZNBL finals MVP and most importantly Leon wants to be here at Franklin and impact our community - he could play anywhere in the league and he chose Franklin and those are the sort of guys I want to be around and coach. We couldn’t be more excited."
Leon was part of the 2019 championship winning Saints, who successfully completed an undefeated season and eventually winning the final against the Hawks.