Henderson Enjoying Solid Junior Year

Marshall Henderson, a junior guard out of Texas, is hearing from programs at all levels. One Missouri Valley program has made a big impression but others are lining up.

Marshall Henderson, a 6-foot-2 combo guard (for now) turned in a solid summer with the Dallas Mustangs, his traveling team. Mix in a jump shot, ability to man a pair of positions and an academic dossier of note and you've got the ingredients for a high level recruitment.

Henderson's junior year at Hurst (Tex.) Bell has produced 24 points per game, 5 assists and 6 rebounds thus far.

"With my team I'm playing point guard and some off guard," Henderson said. "I'm seeing a lot of box and one's so it's easier for me to have the ball and run a set.

"Most of the schools say they that with my shooting ability I could be a two guard but they want me to be a point guard. It depends on the school. "

Stanford, Bradley, Oklahoma and Notre Dame fancy him as a point. Gonzaga and Colorado like him as a shooting guard while Utah and Creighton point to his combo ability.

With early offers from Bradley, Utah, Notre Dame, Colorado and Stanford, Henderson's going to have a buffet of programs to pick from.

"We've got it to about 8 schools and in my mind Bradley is probably the leader because I love that conference that they're in," Henderson said. "The Missouri Valley always gets teams in the NCAA Tournament. Colorado, Marquette, Notre Dame, Stanford, Gonzaga, Creighton, Utah and Oklahoma are in there."

Henderson understands that he's not quite ready to be a full timer at the point but his long-term vision for his own game is likely to lead him to play the lead guard slot. "I see myself being a point guard. I feel like going through the box and one's and having the whole team swaying where I go it helps my passing ability. I think it'll help me to be a better point guard."

Sounds like it already is working.

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