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Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
City/State: Merion, Pa.
High School: Episcopal Academy


Career Notes

  • One of the most athletically gifted players in the country
  • A fluid and explosive player on the wing with the ability to finish at the rim and meet an opponent at the rim on the defensive end of the court
  • Possesses a nice mid-range game and is steadily improving his shooting range
  • Developed into one of Duke’s top offensive threats in 2007-08 and will be looked upon to do the same this season
  • Has the length, quickness and leaping ability to be an all-conference defensive player
  • Spent the summer developing his left hand, while recovering from offseason surgery on his right wrist
  • Averaging 9.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 66 career games ... has a .466 career shooting percentage (243-of-522)
  • Scored in double-figures 32 times in his career
  • Has 66 dunks, including a team-high 45 as a sophomore ... his 45 dunks last year were the most by a Duke wing since Grant Hill’s 48 dunks during the 1991-92 season
  • Active in Duke’s award-winning Verizon Read with the Blue Devils, a community outreach reading program in the Durham school district ... also active in the community with the Duke Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House


  • Started 33 of the 34 games for the Blue Devils
  • Third on the team and tied for 20th in the ACC in scoring at 12.7 ppg.
  • Also averaged 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 26.2 minutes per game
  • Led the Blue Devils in dunks (45) and blocked shots (31) ... second on the team with a .474 shooting percentage (156-of-329)
  • Led the team in scoring seven times, in rebounding eight times and in assists six times
  • Scored in double figures in 25 games, including four games with 20 or more points
  • Posted five or more rebounds in 21 games ... had two or more blocks eight times and two or more steals 11 times
  • Duke’s top player in the NCAA Tournament averaging 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 steals per game
  • Scored a team-high 18 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field and 7-of-10 from the foul line to go with two rebounds, two blocks and a steal against West Virginia (3/22)
  • Posted a game-high 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting and 4-of-4 from the foul line to go with seven rebounds, two assists and a career-high five steals against Belmont (3/20) in the NCAA Tournament first round ... scored Duke’s final eight points, including a steal and a layup in the final 15 seconds to secure the 71-70 win
  • Posted a career-high nine rebounds to go along with 10 points and three blocked shots against No. 1 North Carolina (3/8)
  • Tallied a game-high 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 from the foul line to go with seven rebounds and four assists at Virginia (3/5)
  • Had 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting and 3-of-4 from the foul line to go with five rebounds and three steals against Georgia Tech (2/27)
  • Recorded 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks against No. 3 North Carolina (2/6)
  • Made 8-of-11 from the floor and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line for 18 points against N.C. State (1/31) ... also had six rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals against the Wolfpack
  • Scored 23 points at Maryland (1/27) on a career-high 9-of-12 from the field, 1-of-2 from the three-point line and 4-of-6 from the foul line ... also had five rebounds and two blocks against the Terrapins
  • Had 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting against Virginia (1/13)
  • Tied for the team-high with 17 points on 8-of-17 shooting against No. 11 Pittsburgh (12/20) in Madison Square Garden
  • Recorded a game-high 21 points against Davidson (12/1) ... also tallied eight rebounds, four assists and three blocks against the Wildcats
  • Led the team in scoring with a career-high 23 points against Illinois (11/20) in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational ... shot 8-of-15 from the field, 2-of-4 from the three-point line and 5-of-8 from the foul line against the Fighting Illini
  • Had 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals in the season opener against N.C. Central


  • Played in 32 games, making 10 starts and averaging 6.8 points and 2.9 rebounds ... shot .451 from the field (87-of-193)
  • Posted seven double-figure scoring efforts
  • Duke’s first substitution a team-high 17 times
  • Scored a career-high 16 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the floor to go along with six rebounds against North Carolina (3/4)
  • Tallied 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the field and 2-of-3 from the free throw line against Maryland (2/28)
  • Scored 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the floor against North Carolina (2/7) ... also had four boards and two assists against the Tar Heels
  • Had 10 points, four boards and two assists against Virginia Tech (1/6) 
  • Scored 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe against Davidson (11/25)
  • Had 12 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the floor with three rebounds, two assists and a block in his first career start against UNC Greensboro (11/16)
  • Scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor against Georgia Southern (11/13) in the second round of the CBE Classic

High School

  • Four-year letterwinner at Episcopal Academy under head coach Dan Dougherty ... finished his career with 2,059 points, 10 shy of breaking the league scoring record
  • Led the Churchman to a 27-4 record and the state title as a senior
  • Played in all 31 games, scoring 667 points (21.5 ppg.) ... shot 52.1 percent (244-for-468) from the floor, while also leading the team in rebounds (8.6), assists (3.9) and steals (1.7)
  • Two-time Gatorade state Player of the Year and three-time All Inter-Ac League selection
  • Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News Co-Player of the Year in 2006 ... Second team Parade All-America pick in 2006
  • McDonald’s All-America selection ... led the East team with 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field at the 2006 McDonald’s All-American game ... also had four rebounds and an assist in 17 minutes
  • Winner of the 2006 McDonald’s All-American game Slam Dunk contest
  • Averaged 18.4 points and 8.6 rebounds per game as a junior, while leading Episcopal Academy to a 25-3 record and a state championship
  • Averaged 16.4 points and 7.0 rebounds as a sophomore
  • Scored 18.1 points and grabbed 8.0 rebounds as a freshman
  • Rated 18th by The Recruiting Services Consensus Index and 11th overall by
  • Also lettered and earned all-conference honors in golf as a freshman
  • Two-time league champion in the high jump and triple jump in track and field

USA Basketball

  • Helped the U.S. Junior National Select team to a 109-91 win over the World Select team at the 2006 Nike Hoops Summit ... finished with 13 points, three rebounds, two assists, three blocks and two steals versus the World Select team
  • Led the Red Team to a bronze medal at the 2005 Youth         Development Festival ... finished tied for seventh in scoring (16.2 ppg.), first in free throw percentage (.923), 14th in field goal percentage (.475) and tied for 16th in rebounding (5.0 rpg.)
  • Teammate Jon Scheyer was also a member of the Red Team
  • Scored in double digits in all five games, including 23 points to go with six rebounds in a victory over USA White ... also had 18 points and eight rebounds in the bronze medal victory over Russia
  • Averaged 13.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game while leading his team to a bronze medal at the 2004 Youth Development Festival
  • Recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds versus the North team in the semifinals and also had 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists against the West squad in the bronze medal game
  • Played with current Blue Devils Greg Paulus and Brian Zoubek at the 2004 festival


  • Born Gerald McKinley Henderson, Jr. on Dec. 9, 1987, in Caldwell, N.J.
  • Parents, Gerald Sr., and Marie, are both real estate agents
  • Gerald Sr. was a 13-year NBA veteran ... Gerald Sr. won two NBA Championships (1981 and 1984) with the Boston Celtics and one title with the Detroit Pistons (1990)
  • Has an older brother, Jermaine, and older sister, Jade
  • Jermaine played college basketball at Saint Rose College
  • Favorite athlete is Dwyane Wade
  • Majoring in psychology with a certificate in markets and management studies
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