By Parrish Alford/NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – It’s been relatively quiet on the Marshall Henderson front, but that could change soon.
Henderson has been invited to be part of the Kevin Durant Skills Academy June 28-30 in Washington, D.C.
While there Henderson will have the chance to perform before NBA scouts and also serve as a counselor for high school-age participants.
“It typically includes the top 10-15 guards in the country. It’s run by NBA personnel, and it’s an acknowledgement of how he’s looked upon in the eyes of the professionals,” Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said.
Henderson led the SEC in scoring last year, his first at Ole Miss after transferring from junior college.
He shot 35 percent from 3-point range on almost 400 attempts.
While sometimes going through long empty spells, he was prone to break out and hit big shots, as he did late against Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament’s second round in Kansas City.
Henderson began that game 1-for-13 from the field but started the Rebels’ 27-10 run to the finish with back-to-back 3-pointers.
Ole Miss won 57-46, its first NCAA tournament victory since 2001. The Rebels lost to La Salle in the Round of 32.
Henderson’s non-traditional personality kept him in the spotlight and made him a favorite subject for many March Madness media. That and his game-high 19 points against Wisconsin got him an interview with Charles Barkley and the rest of the CBS coverage team.
Henderson is currently enrolled in summer school.
The complete roster for the camp hasn’t been published, but one other SEC player attending will be Tennessee guard Jordan McRae, according to the Knoxville News.
“Marshall’s always been a worker. We came in for the off-season, and he’s gotten stronger and worked on the areas of the game he needs to improve,” Kennedy said.