Gerald Henderson Ready To Commit

After navigating through the recruiting process over the past year, Philadelphia prepstar Gerald Henderson will announce his college choice at a Wednesday press conference. The 6-foot-5 slashing forward had been down to Duke and Villanova before one school received a phone call Sunday night.

Gerald Henderson, Jr, the nation's No. 19 overall prospect in the class of 2006 is expected to announce for the Duke Blue Devils at a Wednesday press conference according to sources close to the situation.

As a junior, Henderson teamed with fellow top 100 prospect Wayne Ellington to lead Episcopal High to a 24-3 record, including a perfect 10-0 mark in conference play. On the season the future Blue Devil averaged just over 19 points per contest.

At 6'5 and 205lbs, Henderson will fill an immediate void on the Duke roster as a true slashing wing forward, the first in Durham since Dahntay Jones graduated in 2003.

Henderson's father, Gerald, Sr., played for 13 seasons in the NBA including a number of seasons alongside current Duke associate head coach Johnny Dawkins.

"Coach Dawkins and my dad played together in the NBA, and I've known him for a really long time – since I was really young," Henderson told TDD in September of 2004.

Henderson becomes the first commitment from the class of 2006 for the Blue Devils, with fellow wing Jon Scheyer expected to make his decision on Tuesday afternoon.

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