CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- South Charleston High graduate Pierria' Henry and Marshall's Elijah Pittman were named two of 16 preseason players to watch in Conference USA basketball this winter.
Now a junior guard at North Carolina-Charlotte, Henry was named to the Atlantic 10's All-Defensive Team last season and has been in the top 10 in the nation in steals the past two years. Charlotte is one of C-USA's eight new teams and is the only league team scheduled to play Marshall twice this winter.
Pittman, now a senior forward, is the top returning scorer in C-USA with 16.1 points per game a season ago. He accounts for 89.1 percent of the scoring among MU's five returning players.