Earlier this week, former University of Mississippi basketball player Marshall Henderson engaged in a Twitter war with current FOX broadcaster Erin Andrews.
Little did I know this had a tiny connection to Bowie?
Henderson played basketball for Bowie High School during the 2005-06 season, and he averaged about 25 points per game.
Henderson made history, becoming the only freshman to be named most valuable player on the Times Record’s Red River 22 hoops team.
After his freshman season, Henderson transferred to L.D. Bell in Hurst along with his coaching father, Willie.
During the Fantasy of Lights Tournament in Wichita Falls in 2008, Henderson earned tournament MVP honors and Bell whacked South Garland in the championship.
In his senior season at Bell, Henderson averaged 25.8 points, 5.1 assists and 3.8 steals per contest.
Henderson’s college experience was filled with transfers, first starring at Utah as a freshman (30 starts, 11.8 points per game).
Then Henderson returned to Texas in hopes of playing for former Texas Tech coach Pat Knight, before Knight was fired as head coach. Marshall played at South Plains College in Levelland, leading the school to a perfect 36-0 record and junior college national championship.
Henderson eventually ended up at Mississippi, where he guided the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament in 2013.
While at Ole Miss, it was reported Henderson tested positive for cocaine, marijuana and alcohol. He spent 25 days in jail for violating his probation on a forgery charge on counterfeit money.
Editor’s Note: The Storm Center column is the expressed written views of sports editor Eric Viccaro and not The Bowie News.
Former Bowie High School boys’ basketball player and current guard in the Iraqi Division I Basketball League Marshall Henderson. (Courtesy photo)