Jaden Henley To Join Runnin’ Rebel Program


6-foot-7-inch transfer originally from Ontario, California, played at DePaul last season and Minnesota in 2022-23

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The UNLV men’s basketball program has received a signed commitment from Jaden Henley to join the Runnin’ Rebels for the 2024-25 season, head coach Kevin Kruger announced Monday.

Originally from Ontario, California, the 6-foot-7-inch, 200-pound guard will transfer to UNLV from DePaul, where he was a sophomore during the 2023-24 season. He played his freshman year at Minnesota.

“We are extremely excited for Jaden to be joining the Runnin’ Rebel family,” Kruger said. “He was a priority for us to bring into our program. Having coached against him two seasons ago and watching him since, it is evident that his experience, length and versatility on the perimeter are all things that will make him a great addition to our team.”

Henley, who will be a junior at UNLV this fall, played in each of DePaul’s 32 games this past season, making 23 starts including 20 in Big East Conference games. He ranked fourth on his team in scoring, averaging 8.6 points per game with 2.7 rebounds per game. He was also fourth on his team in assists (43), averaging 24.5 minutes played per contest. He tallied a career high in points with 19 at then-No. 7 Marquette on Feb. 21.

At Minnesota, Henley played in a total of 31 games during the 2022-23 season and made 18 starts. He averaged 20.8 minutes per game and averaged 5.3 ppg, turning in a season high in scoring with 16 points against St. Francis Brooklyn. He appeared in 19 Big Ten Conference games, starting nine.

Henley attended Colony High School where he was the No. 3 overall prospect in his class in the state of California and the No. 2-ranked wing.

Henley joins Jeremiah “Bear” Cherry, James Evans and Pape N’Diaye (pronounced: POP EN-jie) as incoming players to the Runnin’ Rebel program for the 2024-25 season.

2023-24 SEASON RECAP: The Runnin’ Rebels are coming off their best season in over a decade as they were invited to the postseason for the first time since 2013 and won their first postseason game for the first time in 16 years. In his third season at the helm, Kruger led the squad to 21 wins for the first time since the 2012-13 campaign and guided the team to a 12-4 record over its final 16 games.

UNLV recorded its first win over a top-10 team in four years, its first in non-conference play in nine seasons and beat a total of four ranked teams in a single season for the first time in 11 years. Mountain West Co-Freshman of the Year Dedan Thomas Jr. set the Mountain West’s assists record with 174, also leading the nation in assists among freshmen.

2024-25 SEASON TICKETS: The season ticket renewal process has begun with the renewal deadline set for July 1. New season tickets are also on sale now, starting at just $115. To buy or for more information call (702) 739-FANS (3267) or visit


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Jaden Henley To Join Runnin' Rebel Program
Jaden Henley To Join Runnin' Rebel Program