Hoops Wrap-Up: Tim Henderson

Hoops Wrap-Up: Tim Henderson

Our Cardinal Authority series of stories of "Hoops Wrap-Up" continues, featuring a look at each player on the University of Louisville men's basketball team. A look back at the season and forward to the future: Our focus today is senior Tim Henderson:

Tim Henderson

6-2, Sr., Guard

Louisville, Ky.

Averages: Henderson averaged a career-best 1.8 points in 6.5 minutes a game for the Cardinals. He played in 34 games and started one with 62 points, 26 rebounds and 17 assists this season.

Career numbers: The walk-on from Christian Academy played in 90 games during his four seasons at U of L, hitting 41 of 106 from the field including 25 of 75 (.333 percent) from three-point range. Henderson finished with 115 points, 58 rebounds, 32 assists and 20 steals during his career.

Overview: Henderson is best-known for his heroics – two consecutive three-pointers in the Final Four win against Wichita State last season – and will always be remembered for that stretch of the national championship season. But Henderson logged some key minutes as a senior also, giving the U of L guard a rest and playing larger minutes when Chris Jones was sidelined with injury.

Best game: In his season-high minutes, Henderson hit 4 of 6 three-pointers and scored 12 points in 22 minutes in a win over Western Kentucky. He also had a career-high four assists in the WKU win.

Quotable: "It's all been pretty special for me," Henderson said. "I wouldn't trade anything at all. It's been a great time."

Bottom line: Henderson will forever be remembered for the 42-second span when he hit those two three-pointers with the Cardinals trailing. As coach Pitino has said on multiple occasions, "we wouldn't have been able to celebrate an NCAA championship without Tim Henderson."

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