Cards land a top women's player

Edwardsville, Ill., standout guard Emmonie Henderson has committed to the University of Louisville women's basketball team.

Emmonie Henderson, one of the top 40 women's prospects in the Class of 2013, has committed to Louisville after visiting last weekend.

The 6-foot-1 Henderson visited the Cardinals last weekend and picked U of L over Tennessee, Purdue and Miami (Fla.). She took official visits to all four of those places.

"She felt really comfortable with coach (Jeff) Walz," her AAU coach Roy Miller said. "The relationship she has with him was what it came down to in the end. Plus, it was a little closer (than Tennessee). She's really excited."

Henderson, also a star in track and field, is a two-time first-team All-State selection, Henderson averaged 15.6 points and 6.8 rebounds a game and helped her team to the Class 4-A state title game. She set a 4-A record for rebounds in a state tournament game with 20 in the semifinals.

Henderson also 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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