The big stat on Henderson

A few notes on Marshall Henderson here as he returns to Vanderbilt where his near-halfcourt shot forced overtime and led to an Ole Miss win last season.

Henderson tonight will likely become the 34th Ole Miss player to score 1,000 career points – He needs just nine – but he’ll become just the fourth player to get their in two seasons, joining Denver Brackeen, Gerald Glass and Don Kessinger.

Henderson needed to become a more efficient 3-point shooter this season, and he’s done that. While he leads the SEC and ranks second in the nation with 4.43 3-pointers per game, he’s only eighth in the league in percentage at 38.3. That’s OK, because he’s not thinking about percentage. He’s going to shoot a lot of 3s, but he’s shooting fewer crazy ones than this season. He’s getting his shoulders squared more, and when he’s square to the basket, he’s pretty good.

Henderson set an SEC record with 138 3-pointers last year. He’s made at least one in every game in his Ole Miss career. Right now that’s 50 straight games, a streak that ranks him third in SEC history behind former Arkansas star Pat Bradley (60 games) and former Vanderbilt guard John Jenkins (59).

Here’s the big stat on Marshall Henderson: Ole Miss is 17-6 against SEC foes in games he’s played. That’s 12-6 last year, plus 3-0 in the tournament and 2-0 this year.

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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