Looking over the Kell High School basketball roster, there’s one name that leaps off the page: Scoot Henderson.
At 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds, Henderson is a playmaking, physical point guard.
Scoot Henderson Highlights
Henderson wants to score the ball down your throat. His top-flight acceleration is a huge advantage on his way to the rim. In transition, he can fly ahead of the defense for a slam. In the half court, he combines explosive burst with a swift crossover to dust defenders.
Once Scoota is past the first line of the defense, the five-star recruit sets up rim attacks with a reliable mid-range game. He’s capable from 3-point land, too. He creates more looks off the dribble, but is comfortable spotting up.
As the floor general, Henderson takes what the defense gives him. He’ll drive and kick or find an open cutter. On the other end of the court, there’s potential to be a staunch on-ball defender given his size and athleticism.
Scoot Henderson Basketball Recruiting
The Marietta, Ga., native — a suburb northwest of Atlanta — is the 16th-ranked recruit in the class of 2022, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. ESPN ranks him 26th nationally. Top players in the class include Emoni Bates, Jalen Duren, Amari Bailey, and Brandon Huntley-Hatfield.
Henderson is the second-ranked point guard behind Jaden Bradley and the top-rated player in Georgia.
Henderson has college basketball offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Wake Forest, and Xavier. He’s also drawing interest from Kentucky. Other bluebloods like Kansas and Duke are sure to evaluate. Look for Henderson to stick in SEC country, however.
The five-star point guard’s exposure on the AAU circuit was limited due to the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak. He was able to get in some action with Game Elite. He’s working out every day this offseason to stay on top of his game.
Keep up with Scoot’s progress via his blogs on Sports Illustrated.
In June 2020, Henderson revealed the top five NCAA schools who are in contact the most to Jacob Polacheck of ZagsBlog. Among the list is Georgia, Alabama, Florida State, NC State, and Xavier.
Henderson plays with a similar bulldog mentality.