Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson offered Henderson (6-8, 190) a scholarship after he competed in the Razorbacks’ Elite Camp.
He was thrilled to get his first offer from Arkansas.
“It’s great and I’m really happy about it,” Henderson said. “I am so happy that my first offer came from my home state school and the one I have been a fan of growing up.”
Henderson, who is also getting interest from Ole Miss, Stanford and Notre Dame, likes what he has seen out of the Razorback program recently.
“They did really well last season and I was very pleased with that and them getting into the tournament and winning a game,” Henderson said. “I met all the players and they are really excited about having another good year.
“I think it was a really good turnaround for Arkansas and I really like their program and where it is headed.”
Because he is a forward from Little Rock, there is an inevitable comparison to former Arkansas forward Bobby Portis, the first-round NBA draft choice of the Chicago Bulls this summer.
“I don’t know him that well, but I love that he had all this energy and how he would get up and down the court and got the team all hyped up,” Henderson said.
Henderson played for the Arkansas Hawks 15-and-under team this summer alongside Tallahasse, Fla., Maclay forward Reginald Perry, who was offered by the Razorbacks earlier this week.
“It went well for me,” Henderson said. “I have been in the gym all summer, just getting better and working on my weaknesses and trying to get better at my strengths.”
“I think my strengths are my rebounding, blocking shots, and my jumping ability,” Henderson said. “My weaknesses are my energy – I need to get healthier – and my shooting.”
Parkview has traditionally been a power in Arkansas and expects to be as well.
“We lost a couple players, but we have gotten some good ones in and I think we will good,” Henderson said. “I think my role will change in that I will be asked to score more, rebound more and play more minutes.”