Henderson’s rising fame

Word is getting out about Marshall Henderson.

Check out this blog from Rick Bozich in Louisville, Ky.

If you take the words of Tennessee fans, they’re probably not too good. There were accusations of the gesture Wednesday night when Henderson dropped 32 on the Vols. I didn’t see that. There were also accusations that he said as Vols fans were leaving something to the effect of “Don’t leave, I’m going to score 30.”

That’s much more believable.

Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson

Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson

Know this about Henderson. He’s not a cookie cutter type of personality during and after a game. He’s not going to rush to say something inflammatory, and he’s not going to just repeat a question and answer it in some grand sound byte fashion, but he’s going to say what he’s thinking even if what he’s thinking isn’t the standard coach speak.

What I’ve seen from him so far is a guy who hustles and plays with an attitude on the floor, but that attitude — so far — has been directed to himself and his teammates. There’s no doubt he will be the Ole Miss player who most captures fan comments and reactions on the road.

How he handles that remains to be seen, but he served notice Wednesday night to the league that he’s going to beĀ  a big part of the show when teams play the Rebels. Ole Miss fans already knew this. Now Tennessee knows it, and it won’t take long till the rest of the league does as well.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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