Marshall Henderson: “I’m Going Back To Being Me”
Lets all hope for Marshall’s sake, he simply means that he’s going to revert back to the trashing talking gunner that got Ole Miss to the NCAA Tournament last season.
Henderson of course was kicked off the team last spring for several run ins with the law, and a cocaine habit. Those troubles got Henderson a three-game suspension, including two SEC games.
Marshall returned Wednesday night for his first conference game, and everything seemed the same. Henderson scored 25 points and had a career-high seven assists in Ole Miss’ 88-74 overtime victory over LSU.
After the game, he told The Clarion-Ledger that the time away helped him realize some things.
“I was sitting there and thinking about it, watching those games,” Henderson said via The Clarion-Ledger. “I was like, ‘I can’t do this anymore. I can’t be calm.’ It’s hurting me, which is weird. I can’t do it anymore. I’m sorry. I’m going back to being me, because we need it.
“Sitting out at the beginning, it was a lot different than these two games. Coach (Andy Kennedy) was telling me to watch the games when I’m out and learn from it. At the beginning of the season, I really didn’t know what to look for. The last two games, I knew what to look for in our team and what we’ve been doing wrong. He said, ‘Watch, you’re going to see it. All you guys think I’m dumb and don’t know what I’m talking about, but just watch and you’re going to see it.’ So I was able to learn a little bit just by watching that. I was kinda grateful in that respect, but watching the State game and even the Auburn game I was over there pulling my hair out and just ready to get back out there. It felt good to get back out there.”
I’m rooting for Marshall Henderson, so I truly hope the he can capitalize on his second chance and just ball out.