Ole Miss Suspends Marshall Henderson Indefinitely – VIDEO
The Ole Miss Rebels men’s basketball team announced on Wednesday that they have suspended guard Marshall Henderson, indefinitely.
The suspension is reportedly due to numerous failed drug tests.
The 22-year old Henderson is one of the most talented scorers n the nation, but has also had his share of off-the-court issues.
While a student at Bell High School, in Hurst, Texas, Henderson was placed on probation for trying to buy marijuana with counterfeit money. Following that incident, while still on probation, he failed a drug test, testing positive for alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine.
After graduating high school, Henderson signed with Utah, where he averaged 11.8 points-per-game as a freshman, before transferring to Texas Tech, to play for former head coach Pat Knight.
Following the departure of Knight, Henderson elected to play junior college basketball for South Plains Junior College, where he led that team to a National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship, and was named NJCAA Player of the Year.
The 6-foot-2 shooting guard then signed with Ole Miss, where he led the SEC in scoring in 2012-2013, averaging 20.1 points-per-game, while leading the Rebels to a 27-9 overall record, and an SEC Tournament Championship.
Henderson was named second team All-SEC, the SEC Newcomer of the Year, and SEC Tournament MVP.
After losing to LaSalle in the NCAA tournament, after which he was reprimanded by the NCAA for making an inappropriate gesture, Henderson wrote an open letter to Ole Miss fans to apologize for his behavior and announce that he would be returning to Oxford for his senior year.
That may, or may not be the case, after his suspension.
The flamboyant Henderson is known for his on-court trash-talking antics, such as this incident, where he taunted the Auburn crowd after a close Ole Miss win, earlier this year.