Two-sports star visiting Cardinals

One of the major women's basketball prospects visiting the University of Louisville this weekend is a standout two-sport athlete. Emmonie Henderson is a top-50 prospect in basketball and a top thrower in track and field.

In July, Emmonie Henderson spent time in the city of Louisville playing in an AAU basketball tournament with her Team St. Louis team.

On Thursday night, the 6-foot-2 standout from Edwardsville, Ill., returns to Louisville for her official visit with the University of Louisville. She will be one of four prospects visiting the program this weekend.

Henderson tweeted earlier this week that she's narrowed her list to U of L and Tennessee and she visited the Lady Vols last weekend.

Ranked as the No. 40 player nationally, Henderson is a physical presence on the court. She's ranked as the No. 8 guard in the country but is strong and physical enough to matchup against bigger players on the floor.

"The players, the school, the campus, I like everything about it," Henderson said about U of L in an interview several months ago. "The coaches are great. When I saw the dorms, I was like ‘Oh yeah.' I just like the atmosphere around there."

A two-time first-team All-State performer, Henderson averaged 15.6 points and 6.8 rebounds as a junior and helped her team to the Class 4-A state title game.

Henderson set a 4-A record for rebounds in a state tournament game with 20 in the semifinals.

Henderson also wants to be on the track and field team in college.

She holds the state record in the shot put and is a standout discus thrower also. She won the state title in both last year and is ranked at No. 2 among those throwing the shot put in high school nationally.


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