|Born||December 9, 1987|
Caldwell, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Episcopal Academy|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats|
|Number||15, 9, 12|
|2009–2015||Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets|
|2015–2016||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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. 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.
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.
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. 
Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets (2009–2015)
Henderson decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2009 NBA draft where he was drafted 12th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats. On July 8, 2009, Henderson signed a multi-year deal with the Bobcats.
On October 29, 2010, Bobcats picked up the third-year option on Henderson's contract.
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. He matched that total against the New York Knicks seventeen days later.
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.
On June 17, 2015, Henderson exercised his player option with the Hornets for the 2015–16 season.
Portland Trail Blazers (2015–2016)
Philadelphia 76ers (2016–2017)
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. 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. In January 2019, he joined the Charlotte Hornets' broadcast team at Fox Sports Southeast for the second half of the 2018–19 season. On April 30, 2019, he officially retired from the NBA.
NBA career statistics
|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|
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- BOBCATS: Player Profile – Gerald Henderson
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- "Bobcats Exercise Options on Henderson and Augustin". NBA.com. October 29, 2010. Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
- Henderson's big night leads Bobcats to blowout win vs. Celtics
- J.R. Smith leads streaking Knicks to seventh straight win
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- "Hornets Guard Gerald Henderson Exercises Player Option for 2015-16". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 17, 2015. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
- "Trail Blazers Acquire Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson from Charlotte". NBA.com. June 24, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
- "Sixers Sign Guard Gerald Henderson". NBA.com. July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
- "Sixers Waive Henderson". NBA.com. June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
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- Munao, Magdalena (April 30, 2019). "GERALD HENDERSON JR. GETS REAL ABOUT RETIRING YOUNG AND PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE". closeup360.com. Retrieved April 30, 2019.