FT. WAYNE, Ind. -- Mike Henderson, a 6-2, 185 pound combo guard from East H.S. in Waterloo, Ia., turned in a productive weekend for Hank Huddleson's Martin Brothers Select program at the 9th Annual Spiece Run N Slam Tournament.
Henderson, who has given an early verbal commitment to Iowa State, is very effective off the dribble. He can score via the slash or the shot, and that makes him a very difficult player for defenses to contain.
"I score really well," Henderson said after leading Martin Brothers into the Spiece quarters. "I can penetrate and shoot it, but I am still working on my defense a lot."
In fact, Henderson said it's the one part of his game that the Cyclone staff is urging him to work on in the coming months.
"They want me to work on my full court defense and on the ball defense," he said.
Henderson said he picked Iowa State after considering schools such as Kansas, Nebraska, Syracuse, Arizona and Tennessee. He has unofficially visited Ames and plans to take an official visit to the school in the fall.
As a junior at East H.S., Henderson averaged 15 points, four rebounds and four assists per contest. He said he has a 2.8 GPA and will take the SAT for the first time in June.
Just after the SAT exam, Henderson will kick off a busy summer that will include pit stops at the Nike All-American Camp, the AAU Super Showcase and the AAU Nationals.