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15 - Gerald Henderson

Duke 

  • Birthday: 12/9/87
  • NBA Position: SG/SF
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-5
  • Wt: 215
  • Hometown: Merion, PA
  • High School: Episcopal Acad.
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8

Overall

94

2009
Mock:  12

NBA Comparison: Latrell Sprewell/ Dahntay Jones

Strengths: One of the more athletic and explosive wing players in this draft class … Has come into his own during his JR season and has become a reliable scoring option as he has expanded his offensive repertoire … His shooting has improved drastically … He is not only comfortable with the spot up from beyond the arc, but he can now reliably put the ball on the deck and get into the paint and elevate for a nice pull up … Makes difficult and contested shots with regularity … Uses a nice up and under move from the perimeter to draw contact … Off the dribble his game has changed as well, where earlier he was strictly a one move player, he is now able to incorporate a counter move to get by the defender when he gets cut off … Combining his strength with his nice first step, he can comfortably get by defenders … His leaping ability allows him to convert on a variety of difficult and acrobatic shots, both from midrange and around the hoop … On finishes, not only is he able to get above the rim, but his terrific body control allows him to take contact and still give the ball a chance to go in … Is not afraid to take the contact going to the basket … Has become a good finesse finisher as well, playing the angles and using the backboard … Put up some very impressive stats while playing less than 30 minutes per game on the season … Knows when he needs to take over, he is not scared to put his head down and attack the basket … Has improved his free-throw shooting in each season, brining it to a respectable 76% … As a defender he is also valuable, because he plays good man-to-man but he also understands the team defense principles, playing the lanes and helping weakside … He is not afraid to take the gamble at times and overplay the pass, or cheat off his defender to block a shot …

Weaknesses: At 6-4 he is undersized for an SG, and at this point his game is still more in the mold of an SF, which would make him extremely undersized … While his shooting has shown great improvements, he is not a pure shooter and as a result he goes through periods of inconsistency … Part of the problem is his shot being flat, which results in a lot of front rim misses and becomes even worse when fatigue sets in … His game is not overly smooth, at times he looks mechanical and as if he’s thinking through his move, rather than just playing naturally … Gets carried away at times, trying to make the difficult play rather that take what's there … He averaged 2.2 turnovers per game, and for his career, he has more TOs than assists … Has games where his shot is not falling and it completely throws him off offensively, he is a rhythm type player and if it's not his day he has a hard time playing out of it … Even though his shot has improved and he has more confidence from long range, he still shot a fairly poor percentage (34%).

Borko Popic - 5/22/2009

Strengths: Wing with excellent combination of athleticism and skills … Should turn into a star at Duke, with his ability to score and contribute in a multitude of ways … Can break players down off the dribble, as well as score around the basket … Very fluid and explosive athlete, excels in the open floor where hes able to use his tremendous athletic ability … Has good body strength, which should only improve with time giving him the ability to finish in traffic … At 6-5 and with long arms and athleticism he has good size for the SG position … Shows a high level of intelligence on the floor … Has the potential to be a terrific defender with his quick hands and feet and desire to improve … Has a basketball background with his father having logged a long career giving him the added feel for the game like a coaches son … Shows a great deal of potential as an NBA wing prospect … Unselfish team player, looks to find teammates instead of solely looking for his own shot …

Weaknesses: Hasn't been able to sustain any level of consistency after one season at Duke. This is partly attributed to his asthma condition which has limited his continuous minutes on the floor. The condition is not considered to be a major problem for the future, but surely held him back as a freshman … Shot just 62% from the free throw line, so he must improve upon that … Needs to develop better shooting from behind the arc: 32% as a freshman … His ball handling ability, while decent can improve …

Notes: Had a decent showing overall shooting 45% from the field in his freshman season, but should look to improve upon his scoring numbers at 6.8 ppg as a freshman … Was part of an ugly incident unintentionally breaking Tyler Hansbrough nose on a hard foul in a 2006 match up with North Carolina … Gerald's father, Gerald Sr., played 13 years in the NBA.

Aran Smith - 9/8/2007

YouTube Clip – 2/23/2009

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