Sophomore Jay Henderson played in just 23 total minutes as a rookie last season, but that number will rise in 2016-17 if his performance in Louisville's second Red - White scrimmage is any indicator.
The Orlanda, Fla., native connected on 9 of 10 three-point attempts to pace the White team with 29 total points in its 123-80 victory over the Red team at the KFC Yum! Center on Friday evening.
"It felt great, but I couldn't do it without my teammates," he said.
Henderson, who also handed out three assists and grabbed a pair of rebounds, finished 10 of 11 from the floor. As he explained, it was one of those nights where it seems everything is going to go in, even long distance shots off the glass.
"The rim seems bigger than it appears really," he explained. "Once you see two or three go in, plus I had a couple go in off the backboard, I knew I was going to make the most of the other shots."
Sophomore Deng Adel nearly notched a triple-double for the White team, scoring 22 points with nine rebounds and eight assists. Also for the winning squad, Donovan Mitchell scored 21 points with 11 rebounds, with Anas Mahmoud going for 16 points and 10 rebounds and Jaylen Johnson adding 14 points and 10 rebounds. Quentin Snider had 18 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.
Freshman V.J. King led the Red team with 17 points. Ryan McMahon scored 15 points, with Matz Stockman and Tony Hicks each adding 13 points. Ray Spalding recorded the Red team's lone double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
The two teams combined to shoot 56 three-point attempts, with the White team connecting on 18 of 36.
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino noted the injured Mangok Mathiang has returned to individual workouts, but will be brought along "slowly." Pitino hopes to have the senior back by the Battle for Atlantis.
Up next for Louisville is an exhibition against Kentucky Weslyan on Nov. 3 at the KFC Yum! Center.