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Gerald Henderson
SELECTED BY: Bobcats Round 1 (12)
SI Rank
8
Position: Class:
Junior
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6'4", 215

BIOGRAPHY: Henderson leaves Durham with a season of college eligibility remaining but with a promising professional career in front of him. In his final game, the athletic guard had one of the worst shooting performances of his career - a 1-for-14 effort for seven points in the Blue Devils' regional semifinal loss to Villanova in the NCAA tournament - but Henderson posted career numbers as a junior. He led Duke with 16.5 points per game, despite averaging just 10.3 on 42.2 percent shooting during the first eight games of 2008-09. Henderson never reached the regional finals and his numbers weren't jaw dropping during his college career, but his ability to create his own shot, whether in a half-court set or finishing on the break, are unquestioned. Henderson, the son of former NBA guard Gerald Henderson, is a strong defender and he's not afraid of crashing the boards - he was second on the team as a junior with 4.9 rebounds per game. Henderson needs to improve from 3-point range, where he hit 32.9 percent during his career. After shooting 62.7 percent from the foul line during his freshman season, Henderson made a career-best 76.1 percent as a junior.

2008 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
16.5 45.0 4.9 2.5 76.1
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