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Buckley's Colin Ward-Henninger
Commits To Yale--(Apr. 23, 2001)

colin.jpg (15569 bytes)Sherman Oaks Buckley's Colin Ward-Henninger (6'-4" Sr. G/F) has decided to attend Yale University next season, picking New Haven over Brown, Princeton, and Columbia.  "I was hearing from some of the other schools a lot lately, but I just decided that Yale had what I was looking for," Ward-Henninger told us.

Ward Henninger was a two-time Liberty League MVP, two-time first team All-CIF selection and a Cal-Hi All-State Division V player this past season as a senior.  He averaged 23 ppg this past season, 8 rebounds per game, and was the second leading scorer in the San Fernando Valley region for much of the season, helping to lead the Griffins to two consecutive Liberty League titles.  Along with teammate David Gale (6'-1" Jr. PG), also a two-time All-CIF selection, Ward-Henninger led the Griffins to the "Sweet 16" of the Division VAA playoffs a year ago and to the quarterfinals  this year.

While Yale does not formally announce a list of players who commit (largely because the Ivy League does not subscribe to the National Letter of Intent system),  it's common knowledge that Yale has also gotten commitments this past year from several top players, among them another SoCal player, Mayfair HS's  Edwin Draughan (6'-7" Sr. F).    Ward-Henninger told us that he selected Yale for a variety of reasons. "I visited the school a week ago, and out of all the programs I visited, just liked the atmosphere best. It's really a great environment, and I'll have a lot of opportunity there,"  Colin told us.

Ward-Henninger expects to play baseball at Yale,  and will have to decide whether to also attempt to play two varsity sports at the college level.  "It might be tough, but it's definitely not out of the question," he told us. 

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