Deep shooters have always been a valued commodity, but with the line moving a back a foot next year, deep shooters like Marshall Henderson are even more valuable. The Utah Utes will be the future beneficiary of Henderson's scoring prowess.
"All along Marshall said he wanted to get his recruitment done at the end of Vegas," said Henderson's father and high school head coach at Hurst (Texas) L.D. Bell High School Willie Henderson. "He's been saying that for a year, and he stuck to his guns. He's been loyal to the schools who have been recruiting him for over a year, so he narrowed it down to the six who have offered him (Utah, Gonzaga, Notre Dame, Stanford, Marquette and Bradley).
"We visited all six schools, and Utah really stood out. Marshall developed a great relationship with the coaches there and feels it will soon be a top 25 program like it used to be. He also has an opportunity to make an impact there right away."
Henderson, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound guard, had a statement game recently in Las Vegas when he poured in 26 points for the Dallas Mustangs in a competitive battle with eventual Reebok Summer Championships winner Team Breakdown.
As for the three-point line moving back a year, Coach Henderson sees it being a non-factor for his son.
"The line is not going to be a factor," said Henderson. "I've been trying to get Marshall to scoot up for the past two years."