Gerald Henderson Jr.

American basketball player

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Gerald Henderson Jr.
Gerald Henderson Bobcats 2.jpg
Henderson with the Bobcats in March 2013
Personal information
Born (1987-12-09) December 9, 1987 (age 33)
Caldwell, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolEpiscopal Academy
(Merion, Pennsylvania)
CollegeDuke (2006–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
Playing career2009–2017
PositionShooting guard
Number15, 9, 12
Career history
20092015Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets
2015–2016Portland Trail Blazers
2016–2017Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
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Jerome McKinley "Gerald" Henderson Jr. (born December 9, 1987) is an American former professional basketball player who played eight seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.[1] Henderson was drafted with the 12th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. He is the son of former NBA player Gerald Henderson.[1]

High school career

Henderson attended high school at Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania, where he teamed up with future UNC basketball player Wayne Ellington. He also lettered and earned all-conference honors in golf as a freshman and scratch golfer, and was two-time league champion in the high jump and triple jump in track and field. Henderson was ranked as the 18th-best high school senior by The Recruiting Services Consensus Index.[1]

College career

After seeing limited playing time off the bench during his freshman year, Henderson moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore and averaged 12.7 points per game. During his junior year, Henderson led the team in scoring 16.5 points per game on the way to a First-Team All-ACC award and ACC tournament championship. Duke earned a 2nd seed in the NCAA tournament.

On March 4, 2007, Gerald Henderson elbowed Tyler Hansbrough in the nose, bloodying Hansbrough and getting himself ejected. [1]

Professional career

Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets (2009–2015)

Henderson (No. 9) attempting to block Trevor Ariza's layup in March 2013

Henderson decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2009 NBA draft where he was drafted 12th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats.[2] On July 8, 2009, Henderson signed a multi-year deal with the Bobcats.[3]

On October 29, 2010, Bobcats picked up the third-year option on Henderson's contract.[4]

The 2011–12 season would be something of a breakout year for Henderson with the Bobcats. Despite finishing with the worst record in the history of the NBA, Henderson proved to be an effective scorer and was one of the lone bright spots on the team. Henderson saw career numbers in minutes per game (33.3), field goal percentage (45.9%), rebounds per game (4.1), assists per game (2.3), and points per game (15.1). He would prove to be the main offensive weapon for the Bobcats, particularly late in the season.

On March 12, 2013, Henderson had a career high in points scored in a win over the Boston Celtics when he scored 35 points.[5] He matched that total against the New York Knicks seventeen days later.[6]

On June 28, 2013, the Bobcats extended a qualifying offer to Henderson, thus making him a restricted free agent.[7] On July 30, 2013, the team officially re-signed Henderson.[8]

On January 8, 2015, Henderson scored a season-high 31 points to help the Hornets win the fourth straight game with a 103–95 victory over the Toronto Raptors.[9]

On June 17, 2015, Henderson exercised his player option with the Hornets for the 2015–16 season.[10]

Portland Trail Blazers (2015–2016)

On June 24, 2015, Henderson was traded, along with Noah Vonleh, to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Nicolas Batum.[11]

Philadelphia 76ers (2016–2017)

On July 9, 2016, Henderson signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[12] On June 30, 2017, he was waived by the 76ers.[13]

Injuries and retirement

On August 2, 2017, Henderson opted to undergo an operation on his troublesome hip and missed the entire 2017–18 NBA season to fully recover.[14] During the 2018 off-season, Henderson attempted to make a comeback to the NBA after undergoing a third surgical procedure on his hip. He worked out for teams in September 2018, but tore his Achilles tendon during a pickup game in Golden State.[15] In January 2019, he joined the Charlotte Hornets' broadcast team at Fox Sports Southeast for the second half of the 2018–19 season.[16] On April 30, 2019, he officially retired from the NBA.[17]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Charlotte 43 0 8.3 .356 .157 .745 1.3 .3 .2 .2 2.6
2010–11 Charlotte 68 30 24.4 .454 .194 .785 3.0 1.5 .7 .5 9.6
2011–12 Charlotte 55 55 33.3 .459 .234 .760 4.1 2.3 .9 .4 15.1
2012–13 Charlotte 68 58 31.4 .447 .330 .824 3.7 2.6 1.0 .5 15.5
2013–14 Charlotte 77 77 32.0 .433 .348 .761 4.0 2.6 .7 .4 14.0
2014–15 Charlotte 80 72 28.9 .437 .331 .848 3.4 2.6 .6 .3 12.1
2015–16 Portland 72 0 19.9 .439 .353 .767 2.9 1.0 .5 .3 8.7
2016–17 Philadelphia 72 41 23.2 .423 .353 .806 2.6 1.6 .6 .2 9.2
Career 535 333 25.9 .440 .327 .793 3.2 1.9 .7 .3 11.2

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Charlotte 4 4 29.8 .378 .000 .647 4.0 2.3 1.0 .3 9.8
2016 Portland 11 0 21.3 .366 .368 .750 3.2 1.5 .5 .3 6.9
Career 15 4 23.5 .370 .250 .690 3.4 1.7 .7 .3 7.7

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "#15 Gerald Henderson". GoDuke.com. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  2. ^ BOBCATS: Player Profile – Gerald Henderson
  3. ^ "Bobcats Sign First-Round Pick Gerald Henderson". NBA.com. July 8, 2009. Archived from the original on March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "Bobcats Exercise Options on Henderson and Augustin". NBA.com. October 29, 2010. Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  5. ^ Henderson's big night leads Bobcats to blowout win vs. Celtics
  6. ^ J.R. Smith leads streaking Knicks to seventh straight win
  7. ^ "Bobcats Extend Qualifying Offer to Henderson". NBA.com. June 28, 2013. Archived from the original on July 2, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  8. ^ "Bobcats announce new deal for guard Henderson". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 30, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2013.
  9. ^ "Henderson scores 31 points, Hornets beat Raptors 103-95". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 8, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  10. ^ "Hornets Guard Gerald Henderson Exercises Player Option for 2015-16". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 17, 2015. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "Trail Blazers Acquire Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson from Charlotte". NBA.com. June 24, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  12. ^ "Sixers Sign Guard Gerald Henderson". NBA.com. July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "Sixers Waive Henderson". NBA.com. June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  14. ^ Haynes, Chris (August 2, 2017). "Sources: Gerald Henderson Jr. to get hip surgery, could miss season". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  15. ^ Adams, Luke (April 30, 2019). "Gerald Henderson Announces Retirement". hoopsrumors.com. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  16. ^ Chris Haynes (January 8, 2019). "Former NBA player Gerald Henderson is..." Twitter. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  17. ^ Munao, Magdalena (April 30, 2019). "GERALD HENDERSON JR. GETS REAL ABOUT RETIRING YOUNG AND PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE". closeup360.com. Retrieved April 30, 2019.

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