A two-year starter for Ole Miss Basketball, Marshall Henderson is still to this day one of the most known names in the history of the SEC. One of the conference’s top scorers during that span as well, where does Henderson rank among the Rebels all-time greats?
Looking back at the Ole Miss Basketball career of Marshall Henderson
A former three-star prospect out of Bell High School in Hurst, TX back in 2009, Henderson originally began his collegiate career at Utah where he averaged 11.8 PPG as a freshman during the 2009-10 season. Transferring to Texas Tech at seasons end, Henderson would have to sit out the 2010-11 campaign, and would transfer again at the conclusion of that season, this time to South Plains Junior College in Texas.
After a phenomenal season at South Plains, Henderson would be rated as a three-star prospect, as well as one of the top JUCO guards nationally. Committing to Ole Miss, Henderson as expected would go-on to make an immediate impact with the Rebels, becoming one of the SEC’s top scorers in the process.
A day-one starter at Ole Miss, Henderson would lead the SEC in scoring during the 2012-13 season at 20.1 PPG, while also shooting 35% from three (second in SEC) and 88.3% from the free throw line (led SEC). A Second Team All-SEC selection at seasons end, along with the SEC Rookie of the Year, SEC Tournament MVP, and First Team All-SEC Tournament, Henderson would also lead the conference in offensive win shares (4.2), three-point field goals (138), and free throws (166), as well as ranking top five in a few other categories.
Returning for his senior season, Henderson would go-on to average 19 PPG during the 2013-14 campaign, while also shooting 34.2% from three and 81.7% from the free throw line. Of those numbers, Henderson’s 19 PPG ranked third in the SEC that season with his 34.2% three-point percentage ranking fourth in the conference, as well as his 129 total three-point field goals leading the conference.
Combined across his two seasons in Oxford, Henderson would start in 54-of-66 games with the Rebels where he averaged a combined 19.6 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.9 APG, and 1.4 SPG on 36.8%/34.6%/85.7% shooting. Henderson also ranks top five in SEC history as well in two different statistical categories that include Offensive Box Plus/Minus (third with 7.0) and Usage Percentage (fourth with 30.5).
Since the conclusion of his collegiate career with the Rebels, Henderson played with a few different teams overseas in the years after, and has since transitioned into coaching.