Henderson’s Vanderbilt shot

Marshall Henderson and Ole Miss are back at Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gym Wednesday night at 8 to take on the Commodores.

Here’s the shot at Vanderbilt last year that catapulted Henderson to the national consciousness of college basketball:


Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings on today’s teleconference gave a vivid description of his feelings as he watched Henderson’s shot send the game to overtime as Ole Miss won 89-79.

“I was thinking about refraining from doing what my instincts were telling me to do to one of my own players for making the mistake to let him get that shot, which was completely unnecessary and uncalled for. I was not surprised it went in, because he’s a great shot-maker.”

The shot came from about 10 feet across halfcourt.

The Commodores had just gotten a 3 from the corner to go up by three points. Henderson threw the ball into Jarvis Summers, who let it roll before picking it up near the key.

The Vanderbilt player assigned to guard Henderson slipped, but he wasn’t really close to Henderson at the time. Henderson had an unobstructed path before letting it fly.


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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