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Who is Scoot Henderson? All the Facts and Details About the Future NBA Star
- The Portland Trail Blazers selected Scoot Henderson with the third overall pick
- He played for the Ignite in the NBA G League after deciding to skip college
- Henderson became a five-star recruit after playing for Carlton J. Kell High School
Scoot Henderson’s biography is of keen interest to basketball fans now that the Portland Trail Blazers have selected him in the NBA Draft.
The 19-year-old guard will team up with Damian Lillard after the Blazers picked him third overall.
Sports Brief looks at all the facts and details about the future NBA star.
Sterling "Scoot" Henderson
Date of birth
February 3, 2004
Place of birth
19 years old
Chris and Crystal Henderson
Diamond, Jade, China, Onyx, CJ, Moochie
6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters)
195 pounds (88 kilograms)
NBA G League
Class 5A Player of the Year, Class 6A Player of the Year
Carlton J. Kell High School
Scoot Henderson’s biography
Scoot was born on February 3, 2004, in Marietta, Georgia. His parents are Chris and Crystal Henderson, per The Athletic. His dad Chris works as a coach and trainer, while his mom Crystal is a healthcare administrator.
Chris and Crystal run the training facility Next Play 360° in Marietta. They moved to that city from Hempstead, New York, shortly before Scoot was born.
He is the second youngest of seven siblings. Basketball definitely runs in his blood, as three of his sisters played NCAA Division I basketball.
Henderson’s physical attributes
Scoot stands at six feet four inches (1.93 meters) tall, which is typical for a guard. What sets him apart from other guards is his extraordinary wingspan which measures an incredible six feet nine inches.
That long wingspan enables Henderson to be a disruptor on defense, with that extended reach helping him intercept passes and contest shots.
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His listed weight is 195 pounds (88 kilograms).
Henderson’s high school career
He played basketball for Carlton J. Kell High School in the city of Marietta. Scoot came off the bench during his freshman season. He played alongside his brother, C. J., who was a senior on the team.
Henderson led Kell to the semifinals of the Class 5A state tournament during his sophomore season, averaging 24 points, six rebounds, three assists, and three steals per contest.
His exploits were recognized as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named him as the Class 5A Player of the Year and first-team 5A All-State.
He elevated his game during his junior season, averaging 32 points, seven rebounds, and six assists per contest.
The teen phenom led his high school to the Class 6A state title game, with Kell losing to Wheeler High School in the final. He scored 29 points in that championship game.
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Henderson’s professional career
He decided to skip his senior season, opting to turn professional and sign with Ignite in the NBA G-League instead.
Henderson made history with that decision, becoming the youngest player in G League history. He impressed in his first season with Ignite, averaging 14.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.7 steals in 21 appearances.
The Georgia native ranked second on the team in assists and steals, tallying 89 and 35, respectively.
He upped his game in his second season for the club, averaging 16.5 points and 6.8 assists per game before Ignite decided to shut him down.
Scoot averaged 21.2 points and 5.8 assists per contest in the G-League Showcase, per NBC Sports.
Greatest No. 1 overall picks
Sports Brief recently reported on the five greatest No. 1 picks in NBA Draft history.
Topping the list was LeBron James, who was selected first in the 2003 Draft. Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar came in second and third, respectively.
Rounding out the list were Shaquille O'Neal and Tim Duncan.