Video: Mississippi’s Marshall Henderson also passes the basketball

Marshall Henderson shoots. A lot. Like, nearly 15-times-a-game a lot. He also manages to alienate nearly every opposing fan base with his outrageous antics, like gator-chomping or jersey-shaking. But whether you love the junior guard or hate him, he’s undeniably a very good basketball player, one who can carry Ole Miss far in the NCAA tournament.

At halftime against fifth-seeded Wisconsin, with his Rebels losing 25-22, Henderson’s having an atrocious afternoon from the field, shooting 1 for 11 overall (two points) and missing all four three-point attempts. But he at least he displayed some passing chops.

He also has a new haircut, and a new haircut passes for news in Marshall Henderson’s world. The fuss seems to be over symmetrical slits on the side of his head. Kind of like antlers. Or devil horns.

 

Marshall Henderson has a new look today. (Ed Zurga / Getty Images)
Marshall Henderson has a new look today. (Ed Zurga / Getty Images)

Plus, he brings viewers to a channel whose NCAA tournament lead-in today was “World’s Dumbest Hillbillies.”

 

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Alex Prewitt · March 22, 2013