He’s at it again.
The irrepressible Marshall henderson is bombing threes and irritating opponents — especially Bulldogs and MSU Coach Rick Ray. FoxSports.com is just one of the outlets that can’t get enough of Henderson’s antics.
They quote Ol Miss Coach Andy Kennedy from last night thrilling comeback win: “There’s only one Marshall Henderson, and the guy shoots 19 threes in a game? I mean, come on,” Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said. “I’m not sure (Georgia, the Rebels’ next opponent) will shoot 19 (3-pointers) in this tournament.”
The Webstie goes on to add: “The nation got an up-close-and-personal look at Henderson, somewhat of a controversial collegiate star given his offseason legal troubles and polarizing on-court behavior, last season as his March hot streak carried Kennedy’s team to an NCAA Tournament berth. The Rebels even won a game there before the magic ran out. But the 2013 SEC Tournament in Nashville was the program’s crowning achievement, and, in some ways, it was like Henderson never left. There he was viciously drumming on the scorer’s table after a deflected pass. There he was drawing a frustration foul and being pulled up by teammates four feet in the air before riling up the pro-Ole Miss crowd. It was almost as if he exited stage right in Nashville, only to reappear stage left in Atlanta, the curtain drawn back once more.
Aside from when he’s hitting shots — he scored all 21 of his points on long-range shots, extending his own SEC record to 65 straight games with a 3-pointer; this doesn’t account for the fact that he’s still a career 35 percent 3-point shooter who takes roughly 12 treys per game — the former Utah transfer is at his best, both offensively and defensively, when his emotions peak. He becomes involved. He works off the ball offensively and he applies pestering defensive pressure (though, admittedly, never his strong suit) at the top of Ole Miss’ half-court trap. That’s Henderson at his best: an unconscious shooter, for better or for worse, and an active all-around presence.
“It got to crunch time and it was time that shots had to be made,” Henderson said.
Marshall In the News After 3-Point Fireworks — Fox Sports
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