Oxford, MS-Ole Miss junior guard Marshall Henderson is the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.
A native of Hurst, Texas, Henderson averaged 21.0 ppg in a pair of victories over Vanderbilt and Arkansas. Against the Commodores, Henderson scored a game-high 26 points, including a 35-foot buzzer beater that sent the game into overtime. He added 16 points and a career-high five steals in the Rebels’ win against Arkansas on Saturday.
Henderson is the SEC’s leading scorer this season averaging 18.9 ppg this season and has helped lead the Rebels to their first 4-0 start in the SEC since 1936-37. Ole Miss is also ranked in both top-25 polls, checking in at No. 23 in the Associated Press poll and No. 24 in the USA Today/Coaches’, for the first time since 2010.
Ole Miss will host Tennessee on Thursday night in Oxford at 6 p.m.