Before going off on Missouri with an 8-for-15 day from 3-point range, his best percentage game in SEC play and second-best of the season, Marshall Henderson had hit six of his last 21 3-point attempts.
He’d also gotten a few words from his father.
“My dad, he’s always the one I can fall back on to tell me what I’m doing wrong. Lately he’s been saying that my upper body’s bent back a little bit, and I haven’t been jumping high. Whenever I get good elevation on my shot, that’s when it’s at its prime,” Henderson.
His dad, Willie Henderson, was also his high school coach in Hurst, Texas.
Henderson shot 42.1 percent from 3 at Tennessee on Jan. 29 but followed that up by going 2-for-9 at home against South Carolina.
He was 4-for-12 at Kentucky (33.3 percent) but had shot better than 33.3 percent just once in five games prior to Missouri.
In SEC play, his best games have been followed by his worst ones. After shooting 50 percent against LSU he shot 25 percent; after shooting 42.1 percent at Tennessee he shot 22.2 percent. Both times the next opponent was South Carolina.
Henderson leads the SEC in 3-point makes at 4.5 per game and is currently ninth in 3-point percentage at 37.2.
Ole Miss plays at Alabama Tuesday night at 8 on ESPNU. The Crimson Tide is fourth in the league in 3-point defense at 30.7 percent per game.